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CommonHealth: The Evils Of Indoor Tanning07:33

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As winter approaches and the warm sunshine fades, many people embrace another way of maintaining their summer glow: indoor tanning.  That's especially true here in New England, where it can be particularly gloomy for those long, cold winter months.  But the latest medical research suggests tanning salons are even more hazardous to your health than previously believed.

This was the subject of our a recent post on WBUR's CommonHealth blog, and Carey Goldberg joins us to explain the statistics and dangers of tanning, and why young people are at the greatest risk.


  • Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog
  • Robert Kohl, father of Glenna Kohl, who died of melanoma in 2008


This segment aired on October 9, 2012.

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