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Tanning beds rated as top-tier cancer risk

Tanning beds are as deadly as mustard gas, arsenic, plutonium and other known carcinogens, according to
cancer experts.

Medical Research TeamThe International Agency for Research on Cancer moved UV tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation to its highest cancer risk category, removing any ambiguity about their threat by labeling them "carcinogenic to humans."

New Brunswick, Scotland, France, Germany and at least five Australian states have banned anyone under 18 from accessing artificial tanning equipment. In the U.S., 29 states have restrictions on youths using tanning beds, with many requiring parental consent.