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Tanning Salons

Date Added Resource Source
Jul 2013

Indoor Tanning Restrictions for Minors - A State-by-State Comparison

Recent recommendations from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a subsidiary of the World Health Organization, state, "Policymakers should consider enacting measures, such as prohibiting minors and discouraging young adults from using indoor tanning facilities, to protect the general population from possible additional risk for melanoma."

May 2012

Use of Indoor Tanning Devices by Adults — United States, 2010

To examine the proportion of the adult U.S. population reporting indoor tanning in the past 12 months, CDC and the National Cancer Institute analyzed data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

Mar 2011

American Academy of Dermatology and AAD Association: Position Statement on Indoor Tanning (PDF)

This position statement by the AADA, amended on November 14, 2009, opposes indoor tanning and supports a ban on the production and sale of indoor tanning equipment for non- medical purposes.

May 2010

Tanning Beds Substantially Raise Skin Cancer Risks

Indoor tanning may be more dangerous than previously thought. New research finds people who frequent tanning salons significantly increase their risk of getting melanoma, one of the most aggressive and deadliest cancers.

Jan 2010

Indoor Tanning Association Settles FTC Charges That it Deceived Consumers About Skin Cancer Risks From Tanning

The Federal Trade Commission today charged the Indoor Tanning Association with making false health and safety claims about indoor tanning. Contrary to claims in the association’s advertising, indoor tanning increases the risk of squamous cell and melanoma skin cancers, according to the FTC complaint.

Nov 2007

The Skin Cancer Foundation -

You will need Quicktime to view this movie featuring fashion and beauty insiders discussing the hazards of tanning.

(Skin Cancer Foundation)
Jul 2006

Controlling Health Risks from the use of UV Tanning (PDF)

The use of any ultraviolet (UV) tanning equipment (eg sunlamps, sunbeds, tanning booths) may expose staff and customers to UV radiation at levels which can cause injuries and ill health either in the short term (eg sunburnt skin or conjunctivitis) or in the long term (eg premature skin ageing, skin cancer and cataracts). This leaflet gives advice from the UK Health and Safety Executive on how to minimise the health risks.