States have moved relatively quickly to protect their children from the dangers of indoor tanning. Since July, 2009 when the World Health Organization released comprehensive findings proving the connection between melanoma and indoor tanning, some 30 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, have restricted access to tanning beds.(For your information, we’ve inserted [...]
Researchers are beginning to identify the numbers of teenagers and young adults at risk for melanoma contracted as a result of tanning.
This important data comes in the form of a research letter in the August 19, 2013 JAMA Internal Medicine from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers begin by noting the link [...]
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Risks of Tanning Explained in [...]
The Canadian Cancer Society has been very active in attempting to convince Canadians that despite Canada’s moderate climate, skin cancer is a real concern.
Now, it’s taken its educational campaign directly to teenagers, a group that urgently needs to understand the why and how of skin protection.
And, it’s using shock tactics to make its point.
The Society [...]
Oh, no. Now we have word from Australia that once again the search for a tan may turning deadly.
According to the Canberra Times, thousands of people there are ordering the drug Melanotan which is used to darken the skin over the internet.
According to the Times, “underground use of the (injectable) drug is rife” despite doctors’ [...]
The Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health & Science University has issued a statement supporting House Bill 2896. The bill is a response to the new figures from the Centers for Disease Control showing that Oregon has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the nation.
According to the CDC, Oregon ranks as [...]
Jeannine Morris is the owner of www.beautysweetspot.com, a fashion and beauty blog. She’s an assistant at Cosmopolitan magazine and a seemingly indefatigable worker in her chosen profession.
She was also a tanaholic, by her own account tanning at least several times a week.
This is a terrific interview with Jeannine detailing what changed her mind about tanning [...]
Today is “Melanoma Monday” and the official launch of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month, an effort by many skin cancer prevention organizations to warn the public of sun hazards at the start of the summer.
In one sense, the nation is already engaged in a dialogue about melanoma. The New Jersey mom, Patricia Krentcil, has [...]
Sunless tanning products may play a role as a health intervention strategy for the prevention of skin cancer.
A study finds that med school students’ attitudes that a tan is attractive parallels those of the general public.
An important new study from University of Minnesota and Brown University links risk of melanoma with how much a person tans, not the age at which he or she begins to tan. Study also finds there is no safe tanning device.
We are seeing more evidence of grassroots initiatives aimed at protecting children against the dangers of tanning beds.
Yesterday, the Delaware Country Health Department (Muncie, Indiana) announced steps it would take to protect minors in its jurisdiction. The Department passed a resolution authorizing its staff to inspect tanning salons. The move came after Delaware County Commissioners [...]