Cancer Institute NSW
Important facts about tanning
There is nothing healthy about a tan. Unfortunately tanning in Australia is still too common, with Australia having one the highest melanoma rates in the world for both males and females.
If you think tanning gives you a healthy glow, think again. Here's a reminder of some hard-hitting facts.
- Tanning is skin cells in trauma, trying to protect themselves from cancer.
- One damaged skin cell can start a melanoma growing.
- A melanoma need only be 1mm deep to spread to other parts of the body.