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One Visit in a Tanning Bed Increases Your Chance of Cancer by 57 Percent

Posted by Monique Smaby on June 17th, 2015 | No Comments »

Tanning beds can be easier to find on college campuses than fast food. Colleges and universities in the United States are making tanning accessible and convenient for students. Some colleges provide indoor tanning beds on campus or in housing complexes, which often accept campus cash cards as payment. Colleges and universities are using indoor tanning as a “perk” for college students.

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 ...

Prevent Cancer applauds FDA stricter regulations for tanning beds proposal

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 8th, 2013 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed changes to its regulation of tanning devices, including a strong recommendation against the use of tanning beds by minors under the age of 18. We support the reclassification as an important first step by the FDA to lower the rising incidence of skin cancer, especially among the nation’s youth. Prevent Cancer has long been a leading force in the prevention or early ...