Tanning Beds Are Latest Apartment Amenity

Tanning beds seem to be the latest feature at apartments that cater to college students.

That trend is worrying dermatologists, who say increased exposure to ultraviolet light for young people can increase their risk of skin cancer.

Twenty-year-old Rebekah Hales likes to squeeze in time in one of two tanning rooms at University Suites, an apartment complex in Raleigh.

The Meredith College junior says she likes saving the 20 dollars to 30 dollars a month for membership in a tanning salon. The tanning beds are free for residents at University Suites.

About six complexes near North Carolina State University now have tanning beds. Apartments near the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have also added tanning beds in the past couple of years.