Jul 29th 2009 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
The World Health Organization has declared tanning beds to be as dangerous as mustard gas and arsenic.
An analysis of 20 studies has resulted in the WHO classifying the sun bed's ultraviolet rays as a "definite cause of cancer."
This label is also reserved for such scary things as tobacco, hepatitis B and being a chimney sweep.
More specifically, the studies show that regular use of a tanning bed increases the risk of skin cancer by 75 percent in those under 30.
The report mentioned nothing about spray tans, so citizens of certain towns in Long Island and New Jersey can continue going hard-core Oompa Loompa.
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