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FDA Proposal: Under 18? No More Tanning Beds

Public has 90 days to comment on proposed tanning rules

(Newser) - Minors hoping to get their tan on will have to choose the kind that comes in a bottle or get their rays from the sun, according to proposed rules from the FDA. Outlined Friday, the rules would bar those under 18 from using a sunlamp or indoor tanning device, reports... More »

Tanning Beds Send Thousands to ER

An average 3,234 per year, CDC study finds

(Newser) - Skin burns, lacerations, and eye injuries so bad they result in trips to the ER: Such are the perils posed by indoor tanning beds, according to a new CDC study released yesterday. The findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine , are described as "the first national estimates of indoor tanning–... More »

Surgeon General: Quit Tanning Now

Country's top doctor says skin cancer is 'major public health problem'

(Newser) - Your doctor, your mom, and your shade-obsessed friends have probably all told you already about the dangers of suntanning—and now the surgeon general is jumping on the anti-bronzing bandwagon for the first time. Boris Lushniak today called skin cancer a “major public health problem,” and pointed a... More »

Nanny Goes Tanning, Leaves Kids in Locked Car

3-year-old, 1-month-old were found screaming and drenched in sweat

(Newser) - It's a beautiful 90-degree day in Portland, Ore. Where does a 23-year-old nanny take a 3-year-old and 1-month-old? To a tanning salon, according to court documents, where the young children were left locked in a van until their screams led the cops to be called. According to those documents,... More »

Third of Young White Women Use Tanning Salons

Plus: Tanning mom banned from 63 salons

(Newser) - Some 32% of white women aged 18 to 21 have hit the tanning salon at least once in the past year, according to the first major federal study in more than 10 years. On average, members of the group tan 28 times per year. The study also found that 30%... More »

Tanning Beds Now Illegal for California Minors

Skin cancer risks cited in raising the minimum age

(Newser) - No more tanning beds for minors in California, reports the Los Angeles Times . Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday signed legislation that raises the minimum age for ultraviolet tanning procedures from 14 (with parental permission) to 18, citing the risks posed by skin cancer. "If everyone knew the true dangers of... More »

Tanning Addicts Love Booze and Pot, Too

Indoor sunbathing junkies use more drugs, feel more anxious: docs

(Newser) - Indoor tanning creates addicts, and college students hooked on artificial sunbathing use more pot and booze than their unaddicted counterparts, researchers say. Fifty of 229 subjects were considered clinically addicted to tanning as well as alcohol and drugs, but the results didn't isolate a cause-and-effect relationship, Reuters notes. Whether getting... More »

Tanning Salon Tax Is Racist— to Whites

Fake-baking 'light-skinned Americans' unfairly targeted

(Newser) - The new tax on tanning salons may appear to be a measure to fight skin cancer, but according to yesterday's guest host on Glenn Beck's radio show, it's actually a racist attack on white people. "Who uses tanning?" Doc Thompson railed. "Is it dark-skinned people? I don't think... More »

Senate Kills Botox Tax, Adds Tanning Tax

It could soon cost more to get that bronzed look indoors

(Newser) - The Senate bill on health care reform has good news and bad for those who use artificial means to look better in the mirror. The legislation scraps a proposed 5% tax on cosmetic surgery but adds a 10% tax on indoor tanning beds that deliver UV rays. "The only... More »

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