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(NaturalNews) Russian health authorities recently demonstrated that they
hold a much different opinion on the safety and effectiveness of
tanning beds than do American health authorities. According to a recent
report, a Russian prison will soon be outfitted with various
health-promoting amenities, including tanning beds, which officials say
will help revamp the nation’s reputation for having poor quality prison
facilities.


"We are developing additional medical services …
and even sunbeds will be put in place," explained Sergei Telyatnikov,
the of ’s Butyrka remand prison, to a local radio
station. Russian officials say the tanning beds will help improve prisoner health.

American and European medical officials have largely taken the offensive against tanning beds, warning the public that they supposedly cause skin cancer.
But contradictory research continues to show that when used properly,
tanning beds actually exhibit an anti-cancer effect on the body, as they
expose it to -creating ultraviolet (UV) rays just like those
given off naturally by the sun (http://www.naturalnews.com/024687_V…).

So while many Americans continue to run and hide from the sun and tanning beds out of fear of getting skin cancer,
Russian prisoners will be getting their daily dose of healthy vitamin D
through the regular use of tanning beds. In fact, using tanning beds
safely actually helps to prevent skin cancers.

"The
benefits are that tanning can normalize vitamin D levels, and normal
vitamin D levels reduce your risk of all , including melanoma,"
explain James Dowd and Diane Stafford in their book, The Vitamin D Cure. "Judicious use of artificial UV light is used to treat some skin diseases, and it can help prevent sunburns."

Sources for this story include:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…