Hawaiian Beach Tanning Salon, most popular tanning salon in South Delta BC, Mystic Tan, spray tan, indoor tanning, infrared sauna
Tel 604.946.1611
4814 Haviland St, Ladner, BC

Myths and Facts

Tanning and Sunlight Myths*

MYTH: Tanning Beds Do Not Produce Vitamin D
FACT: Tanners have been scientifically demonstrated to have 90% higher vitamin D levels than non-tanners.
SOURCE: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
FACT: Health Canada recognizes tanning beds that emit UVB as a source of vitamin D
SOURCE: Health Canada
Tanning optimizes vitamin D production

MYTH: Sunscreen Prevents Skin Cancer
FACT: 8 out of 15 studies show that the use of sunscreen actually increases the risk of getting melanoma.
SOURCE: British Academy of Dermatology
Sunscreens and melanoma

MYTH: Moderate UV Exposure Is Responsible For Melanoma
FACT: Exposure to intense bursts of ultraviolet radiation, especially in childhood, starts the transformation of benign melanocytes into a malignant phenotype. Paradoxically, outdoor workers have a decreased risk of melanoma compared with indoor workers. SOURCE: The Lancet Feb 2004, Dr. JK Rivers, University of British Columbia
Melanoma and sunburn

MYTH: More Women Are Dying From Melanoma Than Ever Before
FACT: Female Mortality rates for women have remained essentially unchanged since 1985
SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society

*From http://www.tanawareness.com/myths.php

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