FDA Considers Banning Minors from Tanning Beds

by: cancercompass

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration discussed following Britain's footsteps on Thursday by considering banning people under 18 from using tanning beds.

We blogged about the FDA's potential crackdown on tanning bed usage back in January.

A recent report by the World Health Organization may be the reason for the crackdown as "the WHO analysis showed that the deadliest form of skin cancer increases 75 percent in people who use tanning beds in their teens and 20s," according to an Associated Press article.

The article further states that the Indoor Tanning Association claims the WHO drew its evidence from dated studies that were simply "lumped together and reanalyzed."

What are your thoughts about banning minors from using tanning beds?

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