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McDonald's Outnumbered By Tanning Facilities In Florida: Study
2013-12-28 06:38:10

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Tanning beds have been used commercially for decades and according to a new study published in JAMA Dermatology, an estimated one million people use them daily. Use of these beds has been considered a high cancer risk and their use is being restricted in many states. Indoor tanning has been linked to melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, mainly before the age of 35. Forty percent of teenage girls use tanning beds and about 20...

2013-09-26 23:31:57

Influenced by attacks on the indoor tanning industry that are not based in fact, many Canadians seem to be under the mistaken impression that sunbathing in a sunbed is somehow less safe than sunbathing in the natural sun. As tanning season begins, The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) wants to set the story straight. Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 “Scientifically, the light that sunbeds emit is virtually the same as from the summer sun,” JCTA Executive Director Steve...

2013-09-16 23:22:28

The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) wants to let the Canadian public know there is a difference between professional indoor tanning facilities and self-serve and home tanning equipment. Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Almost anything we experience in life can be dangerous if used improperly, and indoor tanning is no exception. That’s why JCTA professional indoor tanning facilities promote a balanced message about indoor tanning, educate their patrons about the potential...

2013-08-21 23:26:40

Getting a tan from the sun was a bad idea; using a tanning bed to extend that tan is an even worse idea. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 As the final days of summer come to a close, many people become desperate to make sure that they return to work or school with a tropical tan.     Unfortunately, this is where tanning beds come into play. Believe it or not, your summer tanned skin was in response to an injury from the sun. In an effort to protect itself, your skin...

2013-08-20 10:40:26

Indoor tanning appears to be common among non-Hispanic white female high school students and adults ages 18 to 34 years, according to a research letter by Gery P. Guy Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, G.A. The researchers used data from the 2011 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) of high school students and the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for adults ages 18 to 34 years to estimate the prevalence of indoor...

2013-06-28 23:16:59

A recent US News and World Report article underscores the alarming rise in skin cancer rates and offers advice to protect oneself from sun damage. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills recommends that tanning booth use be limited or eliminated. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 According to a June 21, 2013 US News and World Report article, titled “Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn” skin cancer rates have been increasing dramatically in recent years, and...

2013-05-20 23:02:34

A recent CBS News article explores various proposed steps to increase the safety of indoor tanning salons. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills says that the FDA proposals are long overdue. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 According to a May 6, 2013 CBS News article, titled “FDA Wants Cancer Warnings at Indoor Tanning Salons,” tanning salons in the US may soon have to face stricter safety regulations. The Food and Drug Administration wants to see cancer warnings on...

2013-05-07 16:03:47

CDC papers discuss the potential roles of social and family networks, media, and lawmakers in efforts to prevent skin cancer by reducing use of indoor tanning devices, American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports Preventing skin cancer by reducing use of indoor tanning devices requires a coordinated approach at the national, state, and local levels suggests a pair of papers by CDC authors in a special theme issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Evidence has shown that...

Tanning Bed Warning Labels May Be Required By The FDA
2013-05-07 05:37:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing for stricter warning labels on tanning beds — labels which would recommend that such devices not be used by anyone under the age of 18. According to Liz Szabo of USA Today, sunlamp products that emit ultraviolet radiation are currently regulated as class 1 devices, putting them in the same “low-risk” category as adhesive bandages and tongue depressors. Class...

2013-02-24 16:20:25

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and MP James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake, MB), announced that Health Canada intends to strengthen its health warnings about the dangers of tanning beds. "The Harper Government is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadian families," said Minister Aglukkaq. "Young adults should be concerned about the health risks associated with the use of tanning beds, including skin cancer. Today, we...