New warning over sunbed cancer risk

Using sunbeds can significantly raise the risk of developing a skin cancer far more common than melonoma, the condition often associated with artificial tanning.

Scientists said by age 55 those using sunbeds regularly were 90% more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) , a more common type of skin cancer than melonoma.

Scientists have issued a fresh warning about the cancer risk associated with using sunbeds. Credit: DPA DEUTSCHE PRESS-AGENTUR/DPA/Press Association Images

However, users of high intensity UV sunbeds were 180% more likely to develop SCC than those who do not use sunbeds at all.