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Exposing Themselves

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Internet / Print) 06/02/06 Is sunlight the new drug of choice? No matter how many studies prove that overexposure to ultraviolet rays can cause skin cancer, people continue to frequent tanning salons to jump-start their beach bronze -- as many as 30 million customers a year, according to the Indoor Tanning Association. Why can't they kick the habit? New research suggests the feel-good effects of UV light on the skin might be addictive. A study by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston says tanners can develop a mild dependence on the endorphins that are released when tanning, which produce a sort of "runners' high."

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