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Understanding tanning beds and their dangers

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we discuss the real truths about tanning beds.

In the Henrico, Dr. Bambi Gladfelter shares her knowledge on the subject.

She tells us that tanning beds do not offer a safe alternative to natural sunlight.

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation damages your skin, whether the exposure comes from tanning beds or natural sunlight.

She suggests that if you want the look of a tan without exposure to damaging uv radiation, consider using a sunless tanning product.

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