New CDC warnings about dangers of tanning beds

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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This file photo shows an open tanning bed at Amazing Tans in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There have been a lot of studies about the dangers of tanning beds, but it turns out they can cause more problems than just skin cancer.

A new study from the CDC says tanning beds sent thousands of patients to the emergency room for minor injuries last year.

Those patients suffered from fainting spells, eye injuries, skin burns and even injuries to the muscles and bones.

For some more statistics on the dangers of tanning from the CDC, click here.