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What is the difference between light therapy and tanning beds?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics
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In brief: Type of light

The wavelength of light i'd different.
Light therapy, using light from the part of the light spectrum you can see, does not cause burns or increase your risk for skin cancer. Tanning beds do.

In brief: Type of light

The wavelength of light i'd different.
Light therapy, using light from the part of the light spectrum you can see, does not cause burns or increase your risk for skin cancer. Tanning beds do.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Tanning bed use UVA and light therapy is the visable spectrum about 400-700 nanometers.The visible spectrum is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to (can be detected by) the human eye. Electromagnetic radiation in this range of wavelengths is called visible light or simply light. A typical human eye will respond to wavelengths from about 390 to 700 nm.
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