Woman Found Dead Inside A Tanning Salon Bed


Woman Found Dead Inside A Tanning Salon Bed

A woman's body has been found inside a tanning bed in Austria.

The victim went in for her appointment at 2:30pm last week in Deutsch Kaltenbrunn, a town in the district of Jennersdorf in Burgenland.

It's not know how long the 50-year-old's session was meant to last.

A little more than two hours later, a customer noticed the cubicle was occupied but couldn't hear any noise coming from the room.


According to The Sun, they used a coin to prise open the door and shockingly found the woman's body.

Emergency services were called and they eventually declared the woman dead.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Doctors have ordered a toxicology report to see if there was any type of pharmacological interference with the woman's health. The results are yet to come back.


Authorities have also requested an inspection of the tanning bed, however all checks have found no faults with the machine.

A spokesperson for the tanning salon said in a statement: "We express our deepest condolences to the relatives."

A new study from the University of Arizona found that sun beds and exposure to UVA ultraviolet light can increase the chances of developing a malignant melanoma as well as endometriosis.

The research showed an increase in risk the more young women used tanning beds or had used sunscreen and got sunburnt during their teenage and young adult years.


Endometriosis can be an incredibly painful long-term condition, which sees tissue similar to the lining of the womb growing in the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Symptoms of endometriosis include pain in the lower stomach, back or pelvis, pain during and after sexual intercourse, and severe period pain.

Interestingly, researchers also discovered that women living in areas with high levels of natural UVB ultraviolet light throughout the year were less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis.

Natural sunlight is mainly UVB rays, which boost vitamin D leading to better immunity and suppresses inflammation.


Sunbeds use mainly UVA rays, which are known to damage cells and adversely affect immunity.

Women who lived in the sunniest areas at birth, at age 15 and at 30, had a 19 per cent, 21 per cent and 10 per cent reduced risk of endometriosis respectively compared to women living in parts of the US with the least annual sunshine.

This means that four women in 100 might develop endometriosis if they lived in parts of the country with the highest UV levels at the age of 15, compared to nearly six in 100 if they lived in areas with the lowest UV levels, researchers found.

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