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Date:3/26/2010

group said in a news release.

The foundation would like to see the classification of tanning beds changed to a class II device. For one thing, it said, that could prevent the devices from containing mirrors, which amplify the power of UV exposure. A class II ruling would also allow the FDA to limit the levels of radiation the devices emit and make other changes to their design.

In addition, the foundation wants tanning beds to be manufactured and labeled in such a way that the public is better educated about their danger. They also want manufacturers to keep a registry monitoring the use of their products.

"UV light is a known cause of cancer," Halpern said. "That's recognized by the U.S. government, by the World Health Organization (WHO). And what tanning beds do is deliver UV light."

Thursday's meeting, which lasted five hours, featured dozens of doctors and skin cancer survivors who urged the FDA to ban indoor tanning for cosmetic uses, citing the health risks to younger Americans, the AP reported.

Dr. William James, president of the American Academy of Dermatology, said his group has seen a significant increase in skin cancer cases among women in their teens and twenties. "What was formerly considered a disease of older men is ballooning in young women, the very target audience and number one customer of the tanning industry," he said.

Panelists also heard from representatives for the indoor tanning industry, a roughly $5 billion sector that is already being squeezed by a 10 percent tax on tanning included in the health overhaul plan that became law earlier this week, the AP reported.

The Indoor Tanning Association says the evidence linking suntan lamps to cancer is drawn from decades-old studies that were merely lumped together and reanalyzed by the WHO.

John Overstreet, executive director of the Indoor Tanning Association, said the industry is already well-regulate
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