CDC: Tanning beds send thousands to the ER

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

December 17, 2014

The CDC reports that although indoor tanning injuries have declined, they still have sent more than 1,000 people to emergency rooms in recent years, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

According to a study in the December issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the CDC analyzed 10 years of national injury data and counted more than 6,000 indoor tanning injuries treated in emergency departments in 2003.

The number fell to about 2,000 in 2012. Most injuries were burns, but they also included fainting and eye injuries, the report said.