Indoor tanning greatly increases skin cancer risk, with exposure before age 35 associated with a 60% increase in the risk of melanoma. Unfortunately, despite recent declines, indoor tanning remains common among U.S. adolescents with 1.2 million high school students reporting use in 2015. Parental permission to tan and positive parental attitudes toward tanning are strong predictors of adolescent indoor tanning. To guide outreach efforts, we sought to identify factors associated with positive parental attitudes toward adolescent indoor tanning. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Br. J. Dermatol.
Correlates of Positive Parental Attitudes Towards Adolescent Indoor Tanning in the United States.