Gallery: New Report Warns That Spray-Tanning Could Cause Cancer

 

We know this is bad news for those of you who thought of spray-tanning as a safe alternative to UV exposure, but the active chemical used in spray tans, dihydroxyacetone (or DHA), can cause genetic mutation and DNA damage.  A panel of experts from the fields of dermatology, toxicology, and pulmonary medicine told ABC News of the dangers found when tested on cells and non-human organisms.  Click ahead to read more about the disappointing discovery and try to avoid the tanning salon.

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  1. chouf June 18, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Really? No sh*t ….

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