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Spray-Tanning Could Cause Cancer, Warns New Report

Health & Wellness  (tags: DHA, DNA<tanning, spray tans, toxins, summer, health, research, study, warning, cancer )

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A panel of experts from the fields of dermatology, toxicology, and pulmonary medicine told ABC News that dihydroxyacetone (or DHA), the active chemical used in spray tans, can cause genetic mutation and DNA damage.

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Terry V (30)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 7:21 am
noted thanks

Jason S (50)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:39 am

Nancy Black (308)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:27 pm
noted,tweeted,tweeted, shared. One more applie in the search for a perfect tan.

Michela M (3964)
Friday June 22, 2012, 4:29 pm
Printed Article & noted

Jene B (8)
Friday June 22, 2012, 5:19 pm
What about self-tanning lotion containing DHA? Wish they would have clarified this.

Mary T (178)
Friday June 22, 2012, 8:57 pm
Thanks Nancy.

Genoveva M (328)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 12:13 am
Thanks Nancy. Noted

leslie c (18)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 4:04 am
Another good reason not to use this stuff is it's
tested on animals. So are most of the home self-
tanning products. Of course the alternative is baking
yourself in the sun & getting skin cancer anyway.
Being olive skinned it doesn't occur to me to do these
things but what's wrong w/ creamy, milky looking
complexions? They're beautiful, like dresden china.
All skin color is beautiful. Love what you have. There
are millions of people out there (like me) who appreciate
every color under the sun. It's most important though to love
your own skin color whatever it is w/out feeling pressured to glow
orange. Those fake looking tans are hiding something
quite glorious underneath!

Franco Di Palma (374)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 7:27 am
Who would have thought that the sun would be a safer alternative?

Joy McRonald (168)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 1:53 pm

Carol H (229)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 6:52 pm
noted, thanks Nancy. and thanks Leslie for the info!!

. (1)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:05 am
Noted. Thank you Nancy.
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