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Surgeon General panning the tan

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LAKESHORE (WKZO) -- Between the pier diving, the rip tides and the big waves, we have heard plenty of reasons why it’s not always safe to go in the water.

Now the Surgeon General says it’s not safe to bake on the beach either.

Dr. Boris Lushniak says tanning is becoming a major public health problem.

He should know, he’s a dermatologist.

He says there are now more cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined..

He says that includes tanning salons.

He says states that haven’t already banned them for children under 18 should do it. 

 

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