No matter what you may hear, the cumulative damage caused by ultraviolet radiation from tanning beds can lead to premature skin aging (wrinkles, lax skin, brown spots, and more), as well as skin cancer. In fact, people who tan indoors are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors.
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a proposed order that, if finalized, would significantly strengthen tanning bed regulation. This would be a meaningful step forward in the fight against skin cancer.
How You Can Help: Ask your representatives to support the FDA’s effort to toughen tanning bed regulations.Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) is asking his colleagues in the US Senate to sign a letter to the FDA. The letter urges the agency to finalize the proposed order, and supports further action that would ban minors from using indoor tanning beds. Contact your senators and ask them to sign Senator Reed’s letter.
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