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Saying that any ultraviolet light exposure causes skin damage is a dangerous oversimplification. It would be like saying that since water causes drowning, humans should avoid all water. Yes, water causes drowning, but our bodies also need water; we would die without it. Similarly, we need ultraviolet light exposure; we would die without it.
It is the professional indoor tanning industry's position that sunburn prevention is a more effective message than total abstinence. Studies show that the body needs UV light to keep it healthy and strong. Overexposure is dangerous but just enough light is good for the body.