FDA Proposed Regulations on Indoor Tanning Beds

The FDA has proposed regulations on Dangerous Indoor Tanning Beds

Tell Congress to support this order by calling your Senators and U.S. House Member!

On May 6, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed order to strengthen regulations of tanning beds by:
  • A strong recommendation against the use of tanning beds by minors under 18;
  • The reclassification of indoor tanning devices from a Class I to a Class II medical device; and,
  • Labeling that clearly communicates the risks of skin cancer to all users.


Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Charlie Dent (R-PA) are circulating Dear Colleague letters endorsing the FDA’s proposed order.

Intermitent Sun Exposure Warning

Intermittent sun exposure i.e. vacations in the sun as opposed to daily exposure as construction workers and farmers increases the risk of skin cancer especially the most dangerous melanoma, according to Maryann Berwick, Epidemiologist, University of New Mexico.