We all love to have that nice glowing golden tan but if you actually knew what that tan was doing to your skin you would shy away from stepping into that tanning bed ever again. A tanning bed is one of the worst things you can possibly do to your skin and the FDA is in the process to attempt to change the industry by creating new restrictions in order to increase overall safety.

According to Internal Medicine News:

“A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended tougher restrictions on indoor tanning devices, including a ban on their use by people under age 18.

At a meeting March 25, most members of the FDA’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel supported such a ban as one measure to address the widespread use and potential skin cancer risks of indoor tanning. Other panelists recommended different controls to protect this age group from exposure to these devices, including required informed parental consent.”

The FDA is really attempting to make a serious crack down on tanning beds for obvious health reasons.

“Of the more than 1 million people per day in the United States who are exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning devices, 70% are women, and most are aged 16-29. A total of 24% of female adolescents aged 13-19 have used a tanning bed at least once in the previous year, according to the AAD.

FDA officials at the meeting said they believe there’s evidence of a potential raised risk for skin cancer associated with increased UV exposure from tanning lamps.”

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