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Miss Maryland on the Dangers of Sunburn and Tanning Beds

Brittany Lietz was Miss Maryland in 2006 and went on to the Miss America Pagent. Her public platform was about prevention of sunburn and the dangers of using tanning booths. As a model, Brittany used tanning booths regularly. She developed a melanoma that was detected early, but has had multiple biopsy (with resultant scars) for moles on her body. She attributes the development of her melanoma to the use of tanning booths and warns teenagers and young adults to be careful in the sun and not to use tanning booths. This is a compelling story of a talented young woman who exposed her skin to natural and artificial ultraviolet irradiation to tan her skin and paid the price with the development of a melanoma before she turned 20 years of age!

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