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Contrary to popular wisdom, a spray tan isn’t less dangerous than exposing yourself to ultraviolet rays. In fact, it might actually be worse. A panel of experts from the fields of dermatology, toxicology, and pulmonary medicine told ABC News in June that dihydroxyacetone (or DHA), the active chemical used in spray tans, could cause genetic mutation and DNA damage. While none of the studies they reviewed involved human subjects, several reported altered genes in multiple types of DHA-treated cells and organisms.


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