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Old 02-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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No increased risk of skin cancer from tanning beds


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2012 -- The good news is that two experts have clarified a Yale University research study as showing indoor tanning as a safe practice when it is done in low to moderate amounts and burning is not a regular occurrence. The bad news is that two Yale University researchers hid their financial ties to L'Oreal and exaggerated the findings of the report, according to the discovery by two outside experts: scientist Dr. Schapotschnikow and tanning expert Karl G. Olson.

In a stunning new scientific analysis of indoor tanning and its safe use, scientist Dr. Schapotschnikow has teamed up with tanning guru Karl G. Olson to bring forth the light on a Yale University study that was exaggerated by two researchers who had financial ties to L'Oreal and thus possible financial bias in the report: James Platt from Yale Dermatopathology and Principal Investigator Dr. Ruth Halaban.

"L'Oreal makes skin protection products and has a lotion that creates a tan," Mr. Olson explains. "So you have a situation where L'Oreal has financial ties to the researchers and a report is created that alleges a connection between skin cancer and tanning, but when you look at the actual study shows the opposite. We got ahold of the actual study and Dr. Schapotschnikow went through the data," Olson says. "The control group has little or nothing in common with the study group of 376 people, and the actual data itself actually shows tanning to be safe as long as you do not get burned."

"So the question is why the Yale University team would have exaggerated the results," says Olson.

Enter stage left: L'Oreal cosmetics PR department. In what appears to be a possibly fraudulent marketing ploy on its surface, Olson says, their is a connection between one of the researchers as a shareholder of a L'Oreal tanning lotion company, and also between the principal investigator (project director) of the Yale University report Dr. Ruth Halaban and L'Oreal, based on L'Oreal having a prior relationship with the principal investigator and having wined her, dined her, given her major awards via the International Foundation Of Pigment Societies (IFOPS), whose main sponsor is L'Oreal.

According to Marketing expert Sam Sampson, "in my opinion, this does look suspicious, at the very least. This is what happens when a University like Yale hosts researchers who are already stockholders or have a relationship with corporations like L'Oreal. Of course L'Oreal does not want people to use tanning beds, because L'Oreal has a lotion that provides tanning via chemicals on your skin. But if they have biased a study so that the results are not science at all and are just some public relations marketing lie, that would be shocking."

One can check out the full analysis by Karl G. Olson and Dr. Schapotschnikow here.

People will be interested in this report who are also interested in tanning bed sunbed tanning tips and tanning bed tips, dangers of tanning indoor tanning tips safe tanning and tanning facts. This report will answer questions about skin cancer from tanning, tanning bed risks and does tanning cause cancer?

About Tanner's Rights
Tanner's Rights is the initiative of Göran Olsson, a.k.a. The Tanning Guru. The purpose of the site is to bring forth science that shows tanning and indoor tanning beds to be safe for the public. This reinforces the truth that a person can have regular tanning sessions, outdoors when that is possible and otherwise in a solarium, and still be able to keep their skin healthy and young-looking.
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