Shedding Light on Indoor Tanning

  • Carolyn J. Heckman
  • Sharon L. Manne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Carolyn J. Heckman, Sharon L. Manne
    Pages 1-4
  3. Yvonne Hunt, Erik Augustson, Lila Rutten, Richard Moser, Amy Yaroch
    Pages 5-31
  4. Elliot J. Coups, L. Alison Phillips
    Pages 33-67
  5. Joel Hillhouse, Rob Turrisi
    Pages 69-86
  6. Stuart R. Lessin, Clifford S. Perlis, Matthew B. Zook
    Pages 87-94
  7. Matthew Zook, Stuart Lessin, Clifford Perlis
    Pages 95-106
  8. Avnee Shah, Samantha Smith, Carolyn J. Heckman, Steven R. Feldman
    Pages 107-120
  9. Gary Mendese, Barbara A. Gilchrest
    Pages 121-133
  10. Rob Turrisi, Joel Hillhouse, Kimberly Mallett, Jerod Stapleton, June Robinson
    Pages 135-146
  11. Andrea Suárez, Robert P. Dellavalle, June K. Robinson
    Pages 147-163
  12. Sherry Pagoto
    Pages 165-178
  13. Jennifer Hay, Samara Lipsky
    Pages 179-193
  14. Sharon L. Manne, Carolyn J. Heckman
    Pages 195-197
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 199-202

About this book


Since the industrialization and urbanization of the Western workforce, tanned skin has been perceived increasingly as attractive and fashionable for naturally light-skinned individuals. However, in addition to causing tanning, photo-aging, and other health effects, ultraviolet radiation (UV) is a well-known carcinogen. Despite wide-spread awareness of UV risks, tanning has become increasingly popular in several Western countries including the USA. While millions of individuals tan indoors each day, relatively little is known about this phenomenon. This book fills that gap by providing an overview of indoor tanning, reasons for its popularity, its risks including skin cancers, and the public health context surrounding the behavior. We have invited some of the preeminent experts in the field to summarize the existing scientific literature for each of the chapters. Shedding Light on Indoor Tanning is an up-to-date and comprehensive book that provides a unique and essential overview of the most significant current issues related to indoor tanning for scientists, educators, students, clinicians, and the general public interested in dermatology, aesthetic trends, skin care, and skin cancer.


Indoor tanning Skin cancer Ultraviolet radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • Carolyn J. Heckman
    • 1
  • Sharon L. Manne
    • 2
  1. 1., Cancer Prevention and Control ProgramFox Chase Cancer CenterPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2., The Cancer Institute of New JerseyUMDNJ-RobertWood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

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