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May 25, 2010

In the news release, FDA Consumer Health Information – Indoor Tanning: The Risk of Ultraviolet Radiation (video), issued 25-May-2010 by U.S. Food and Drug Administration over PR Newswire, we are advised by FDA that the phone number for the contact should read “+1-301-796-8234″ rather than “+1-305-796-8234″ as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

FDA Consumer Health Information – Indoor Tanning: The Risk of Ultraviolet Radiation (video)

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 25 /PRNewswire/ — Vacationers may be flocking to tanning salons this week, hoping to get a “base” tan in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-consumer-health-information—indoor-tanning-the-risk-of-ultraviolet-radiation-video-94784499.html

But any tan is a sign of skin damage, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning devices poses serious health risks.

In this Consumer Update video, Sharon Miller, M.S.E.E., an FDA scientist and international expert on UV radiation, explains why it’s important to avoid exposure to UV radiation from devices such as tanning beds, tanning booths, and portable home tanning units.

View the video, Indoor Tanning: The Risk of Ultraviolet Radiation, at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm213022.htm

See the accompanying Consumer Update article, Indoor Tanning: The Risks of Ultraviolet Rays, at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm186687.htm

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Media Contact: Jason Brodsky of U.S. Food and Drug Administration, +1-301-796-8234, Jason.Brodsky@fda.hhs.gov

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