The World Health Organization (WHO) added in 2009. in 2004, which means that its link to cancer has been scientifically proven. Tobacco, for example, belongs to the same group. The WHO also recommended that the use of sunbeds by minors should be banned.
Solariums mostly use UVA lamps, whose longer wavelengths of radiation penetrate deep into the skin, causing DNA damage, oxidative stress and photodamage. The dose of UVA radiation from a solarium in one unit of time is up to 15 times higher than the dose from solar radiation. According to research, people who use sunbeds are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than people who do not. In addition, there is a 1.5-fold increase in the risk of basal cell carcinoma and a 2.5-fold increase in the risk of squamous cell carcinoma.