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Tougher Tanning Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday, that it wants all tanning beds to carry language warning people under the age of 18 about the risks of indoor tanning. "I think it's great because you know there are teens out there you know 14, 15, 16 year olds that want to go tan. And they have to have permission before they're 18 to even go anyway so I think it's a great, great thing," said one woman.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, recent studies have found a 75 percent increase in the risk of melanoma, in those who have been exposed to u.v. radiation from indoor tanning. "I don't do it often, I try to stay away as much as I can, because of my skin and I know the dangers of it. So I try to stay away if I can," said the woman. The American Cancer Society estimates, that nearly 77 thousand people will be diagnosed with melanoma this year. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

F.D.A. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said in a statement: "The F.D.A's proposed changes will help address some of the risks associated with sunlamp products and provide consumers with clear and consistent information."

Texoman's said whether they think teens would pay attention to the warnings. "I mean if you see a warning label on tanning beds, first thing you want to do is know the warnings about them and the signs and the causes of it and everything," said one woman. "They may not pay near as much attention but I think it'll help a little bit, you know. I wouldn't be in one, I wouldn't want anybody to be in one. I mean too many things can go wrong with them and too many health risks," said one man.

Newschannel 6 asked a local indoor tanning company for their feelings on the matter and they released this statement. "The indoor tanning industry believes that, for those individuals who can develop tans, the cosmetic and benefits of non-burning exposure to ultra-violet light in appropriate moderation outweigh the easily manageable risks associated with overexposure and sunburn," said Jason Loving, Marketing Director for Sunpoint Tanning Centers.

Jenyne Donaldson, Newschannel Six.  

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