Q: Can I use a tanning bed during pregnancy?

A: UVA does not penetrate far enough into the body to affect any tissues beyond the skin, where its main effect is tanning—or burning if the exposure is excessive. Even thin clothing will absorb the UVA, thereby preventing tanning. There have not been any studies, advisories, or cautions noting harmful effects of UVA during pregnancy.

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