The FDA Proposes Ban Of Teenagers Tanning
The FDA is proposing a bill that could ban any teenagers under the age of 18-years-old from stepping in an indoor tanning booth. Every year, 9,000 people die from skin cancer in the United States and almost all had a history of indoor tanning.
According to Yahoo:
Despite increasing awareness of the dangers of using tanning beds, a 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that a whopping 1.6 million teenagers tan indoors every year. Individuals over the age of 18 aren’t getting off scot-free either — new FDA regulations would require them to sign a waiver confirming their awareness of the risks involved. And finally, the FDA is making sure that manufacturers and tanning facilities accept culpability, too: they will be required to improve the safety of their devices.
The FDA also insists that manufactures of sunbeds write clear and bigger warning labels. Customers would have to sign a release paper every six months as well. The release paper would have to have the customers be informed about the risks of indoor tanning beds.