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Tanning bed lamps will now carry more warnings

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on June 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

FDA adds stricter warnings to tanning bed lamps The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reclassified ultraviolet (UV) tanning lamps from class I (general controls) to class II (special controls) which will carry stricter regulations. Previously, tanning beds were regulated as “low-risk” devices. They will now carry a black box (which is the FDA’s strongest warning) that inform consumers of the risks of indoor tanning. These warnings will ...

It’s always sunny in California

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on May 16th, 2014 | No Comments »
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My favorite time of the year is on its way. Summer. Beach trips, pool parties and hiking were how I spent my summers growing up in California. Now that I’ve made you want to vacation in California, here are some sun safety tips I learned after spending 25 years on the Pacific Coast. In California, like in many beach communities, tanning is a part of the culture. And that was my first goal every summer. Summer always ...

Prevent Cancer awardee announces winners of sun safety contest

Posted by The Skin Cancer Foundation on April 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Students across the country win iPads by encouraging their peers to be sun safe. With a $10,000 community grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, The Skin Cancer Foundation held a contest in schools across the country to encourage students to spread the word about sun safety. We checked in with Whitney Potter, Director of Special Projects, to learn about the results of their educational contest: This past fall, The Skin Cancer Foundation launched a national back-to-school contest ...

4 ways to stay healthy this summer (and still enjoy the summer weather)

Posted by Jake Mayes on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Summer is in full swing and with it comes a host of great outdoor activities. However, this sunny season also opens the door to some serious health risks if you’re not careful. Here are some ways to keep your body safe this summer, while still enjoying the wonderful weather. Stay Hydrated A relatively simple, yet significantly overlooked safety tip for enjoying the summer weather is to stay hydrated by making sure you drink plenty of water. If ...