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2010-02-04 14:02:00

CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College freshman Jillian Saley has sworn off tanning booths. An avid tanner, Saley recently got a dose of harsh reality when she heard a melanoma survivor's harrowing story. Saley had gone to a Melanoma Foundation of New England presentation and heard Meghan Rothschild tell her story. Rothschild went through an agonizingly painful operation that resulted in eight lymph nodes being removed; her body is covered with scars and she has had more...

2009-07-29 16:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indoor Tanning Association will run a full-page ad in tomorrow's New York Post condemning the hype related to the recent categorization of tanning beds as a "Group 1" carcinogen. "The Indoor Tanning Association will not stand by and allow some members of the media to unfairly malign our product and the thousands of small business owners who are our members, by grossly exaggerating the risks associated with tanning beds," said Indoor...

2009-07-29 12:44:00

Experts Available to Discuss Dangers of Tanning Beds and Warning Signs of Skin Cancer ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published in today's The Lancet Oncology concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30. As a result, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has moved ultraviolet tanning beds into the highest cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as tobacco, asbestos, arsenic and...

2009-04-07 11:10:00

Hollywood Tans Reports Success of Free Tanning Promotion SEWELL, N.J., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood Tans, the nation's largest chain of indoor tanning salons, estimates that on TanNation Independence Day, Saturday, April 4, it tanned 50,0000 people, the largest number of tanners in one day in its history. The record results are attributable to the company's TanNation Independence Day promotion, which offered free tans to all customers all day. "The turnout at our salons was...

2009-03-26 11:31:48

Teenagers in Florida shouldn't be allowed to use tanning beds without parental consent and only after a certain age, a state senator says. Florida state Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, has formulated a proposal along with state Rep. Yolly Roberson, D-North Miami Beach, that would ban all children under the age of 16 from using tanning beds, The Miami Herald said Thursday. The legislative proposal would also require teens between the ages of 16 and 18 to obtain their parents' permission...

2009-03-26 06:55:00

SEA BRIGHT, N.J., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the risks of burns, skin cancer and premature aging, tanning beds haven't had the healthiest reputation. But with the founding of her new company, Island Sun Tanning Beds (http://www.islandsuntanningbeds.com), and this week's launch of an economy-buster sale, Kathleen Kalaf is out to educate consumers on just how healthy, energy-efficient and affordable tanning at home can now be. These are a far cry from tanning beds popular a decade ago....

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2009-03-18 11:30:00

A House panel considered a bill on Tuesday that would require Texans under the age of 18 to have a doctor's note in order to use tanning beds unless they are under parental supervision, the Austin American Statesman reported. Many doctors support the bill due to the dangers of ultraviolet light. Lawmakers also heard testimony from the owner of a tanning salon company who said the proposal would hurt business. The bill's author State Rep. Burt Solomons said it was designed to enact the...

2009-03-16 10:30:00

Moderate Exposure to UV Light Provides Vitamin D, but be Careful Not to Burn Cautions Tanning Association WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With spring break upon us, The Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) is encouraging beach goers to tan responsibly. While moderate exposure to UV light is necessary for good health, overexposure to UV light can be a dangerous byproduct of too much time in the sun. In order for tanners to get all the benefits of UV light, such as Vitamin D,...

2009-03-10 10:45:00

Sale Concludes Successful Reorganization of Prime BERWICK, Maine, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Tanning Co., Inc. ("Prime") announced today the completion of the sale of its wet blue tanning facility in St. Joseph, MO to an affiliate of National Beef Packing Company, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The sale transaction concludes the operational streamlining, factory consolidation, and financial restructuring undertaken by Prime since November 2007. In addition, Prime...

2009-02-27 10:31:00

BERWICK, Maine, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Tanning Co., Inc. ("Prime") announced today that its subsidiary Prime Tanning Corp. had entered into an agreement with an affiliate of National Beef Packing Company, LLC to sell certain assets related to its wet blue tanning facility in St. Joseph, MO. Terms of the proposed transaction were not disclosed. The sale transaction is part of the corporate reorganization undertaken by Prime since its merger with Cudahy Tanning and Irving Tanning in...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'