The FDA has issued a firm warning that indoor tanning raises the risk of melanoma. The use of indoor tanning increases the risk of developing melanoma by 59 percent, according to the American Academy of Dermatology and the World Health Organization. Also, the risk increases with each indoor tanning session.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 13,000 people die from skin cancer each year in the United States. Of those, about 9,700 die from melanoma, which is considered the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma is the specific type of skin cancer that indoor tanning can cause.
This information makes it even more obvious that people should avoid indoor tanning at all costs.