There's a classic "Seinfeld" episode where Kramer starts sunbathing in butter. It works out great for his tan — but it also cooks him to Thanksgiving-turkey perfection. Now, the truth is "smelling too delicious to my closest friends" isn't very high on the list of dangers associated with suntanning, and the episode didn't devote much screen time to the threat of skin cancer. It also didn't broach the subject of artificial tanner. We're pleased to inform you that artificial tanner won't cause cancer like sun exposure will — but confused to also announce that people who use it are about as likely to develop cancer as people who sunbathe. Wait, what?
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Written by Reuben Westmaas August 13, 2018
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