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Indoor Tanning: The Risks of Ultraviolet Rays
Date:11/30/2009

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sunlamps and tanning beds promise consumers a bronzed body year-round, but the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from these devices poses serious health risks.

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"Although some people think that a tan gives them a 'healthy' glow, any tan is a sign of skin damage," says Sharon Miller, M.S.E.E., a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientist and international expert on UV radiation and tanning.

FDA is particularly concerned about children and teens being exposed to UV rays.

To read the full FDA Consumer Update article, see Indoor Tanning: The Risks of Ultraviolet Rays at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm186687.htm.

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