Spray tanning with recognized health hazard
Accepted that spray-tanning is a safe alternative to tanning beds. However, according to a recent analysis, they cause cancer. The culprit is a component of a spray – dihydroxyacetone.
It easily penetrates the lungs into the bloodstream and begins to destroy the DNA, causing the formation of tumors, writes The Daily Mail. Also, the compound can aggravate asthma, trigger the development of emphysema and COPD.
Dr. Lynn Goldman of George Washington University says: "This substance is threatened by the emergence of mutations in the DNA changes in cells of the body. Until recently, the question no one was. Conducted only test compounds on the cells of living organisms. Yet , lung cancer, probably due to tanning. "
Dr. Ray Panettiere, pulmonologist Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, says that the rapid penetration compounds in the blood due to the large surface of the lungs. So, at risk are all fans of tanning salons and employees.