Many Tanning Salons Provide Inconsistent, Incorrect Information

Many Tanning Salons Provide Inconsistent, Incorrect Information

Researchers found that tanning facilities typically provide inconsistent information about indoor tanning risks. Some salons may let children as young at ten tan. The FDA provides some safety guidelines for indoor tanning, but these are not enforced unless a state passes its own regulations, said researchers. Dr. Brundha Balaraman, leader of the new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that two-thirds of 243 facilities would permit children aged 10 to 12 to tan, sometimes without providing parental consent. Additionally, the research published Monday in Pediatrics found that 43 percent of tanning facilities denied any risks to indoor tanning and 80 percent claimed tanning provides a defense against future sunburns.

By | 2018-11-22T07:20:26+00:00 April 5th, 2013|News|0 Comments

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