Posts Tagged ‘ tanning beds ’

Tanning Industry Takes Measures To Police Itself

Jan 7th, 2013 | By

In an effort to head off legislation, the Indoor Tanning Association said Thursday that it will implement new procedures for use of their sunbeds by teenage clients. Click on this environmental headline for more from CT News Junkie.

Cancer group calls for FDA crackdown on tanning beds

Dec 14th, 2012 | By

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

CT Indoor Tanning Law Not As Strict As Other States

Aug 27th, 2012 | By

Nancy Alderman, of Environment and Human Health writes: 1. With Connecticut having tanning laws less strict than other states (see article in the New Haven Independent that researched this     2. With the CT state legislature not getting last year’s tanning Bill out of the Public Health committee;     3. Now we

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Use of tanning beds linked to skin cancer

Jan 17th, 2012 | By

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Public Health reported that individuals who used tanning beds at least once are at a 69 percent greater risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, before the age of 40.