Cancer group calls for FDA crackdown on tanning beds

Dec 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story, Health

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is urging federal officials to “impose greater control” over the manufacture and distribution of tanning beds, citing an elevated risk of cancer from their use.

TanningBedTeenBan-cancerIn a letter Thursday, the ACS charged Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with ignoring the advice of an advisory panel that recommended action against tanning beds two years ago.

“Indoor tanning beds are not safe and not appropriately regulated,” ACS Deputy Chief Medical Officer Len Lichtenfeld, M.D., wrote to Sebelius.

For more on this story, visit: Cancer group calls for FDA crackdown on tanning beds – The Hill’s Healthwatch.

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