Navigation Links
Pediatricians' Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors
Date:2/28/2011

MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- In a new policy statement issued Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said it supports legislation that would bar children from using tanning beds or other artificial tanning devices.

Stricter regulations are currently being mulled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An advisory panel to the FDA has already advocated barring minors from using tanning beds, or at least requiring parental consent. The FDA is not bound to follow the decisions of its advisory panels, but it usually does.

"Pediatricians should support and advocate for legislation to ban access to tanning parlors for children younger than 18 years," the AAP said in its policy statement on ultraviolet radiation, published in the March issue of Pediatrics.

In the article, the AAP noted that "the intensity of ultraviolet-A radiation produced by large, powerful tanning units may be 10 to 15 times higher than that of the midday sun," but nearly a quarter of white teenagers aged 13 to 19 reported at least one visit to a tanning facility, according to one survey.

The AAP also noted that other organizations, including the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Dermatology, already support such a ban.

And in a statement issued Friday, Dr. Thomas Rohrer, secretary of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), said his group "enthusiastically supports" the AAP's advocacy for a ban on tanning bed use by minors.

"Many parents may not be aware that melanoma is the most common skin cancer in children, followed by basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas," Rohrer said in a news release. "In addition, only six severe sunburns in a lifetime increase risk of melanoma by 50 percent."

Apart from the tanning bed recommendation, the AAP also advised that parents begin to educate children about UV protection from an early age, especially k
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pediatricians Want Redesign of Hot Dogs, Candy to Curb Kids Choking
2. Pediatricians find link between cumulative hardships and health in low-income young children
3. Pediatricians can help parents recognize overweight preschoolers
4. More Than Half of Pediatricians Make Diagnostic Errors: Survey
5. U.S. Pediatricians Decry Medias Portrayal of Sex
6. Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra
7. Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines
8. Children in areas with few pediatricians at higher risk for serious appendix ruptures
9. Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations
10. Key role proposed for pediatricians in curbing tobacco use
11. SOKO Fitness & Spa Group Broadens Geographic Expansion Strategy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pediatricians' Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors
(Date:11/18/2014)... SnapMade , a leading online retailer ... this holiday season, celebrates the oncoming Christmas with exciting ... launch, Carl Beleek, Group Managing Director of SnapMade says ... old and new in supporting them during the past ... launch new ornaments to better serve their customers. They ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... AZ (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 ... in medical information, risk management and investigative services, ... Star Examiner Performance Model to enhance its paramedical ... distribution partners. Through use of EMSI’s 5 ... in knowing that their paramedical exams are conducted ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Dennis Thompson ... News) -- Driving "bad" LDL cholesterol down to extremely ... reduce heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with ... fewer heart attacks and strokes when taking Vytorin, a ... a non-statin medication called ezetimibe, said principal investigator Dr. ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for heart disease isn,t ... but are at high risk for a heart attack, ... screenings do not help prevent heart attacks or help ... angina (chest pain that occurs when the heart doesn,t ... still the best way to manage risks for heart-related ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Recently, BellasDress has announced the launch of 85 new ... using comfortable fabrics, the new styles of prom dresses have ... wonderful holiday gifts in a variety of colors and styles. ... and they are created by top designers,” said the vice ... addition to our sales team and more than one client ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SnapMade Celebrates Christmas With Exciting New Launches 2Health News:EMSI Launches Proprietary 5 Star Examiner Performance Model to Enhance Paramedical Exam Service 2Health News:Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk 2Health News:Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk 3Health News:Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics 2Health News:Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics 3Health News:85 New Models Of White Prom Dresses From BellasDress.com Online For Sale 2
... ... ... , ... , , ...
... ... ... , , ... Decision to Abandon Deal ...
... $7.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Rush ... to help pre-menopausal women reduce visceral fat through a sustained ... The program itself will be designed by both Rush ... Morgan Park. These communities were the subjects of studies ...
... School of Medicine have discovered that exposure during pregnancy ... causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, including ... the March issue of Journal of the Federation of ... Led by Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., professor in the ...
... ... unique Celtic themed musical soundscape. , ... (PRWEB) March 9, 2010 -- Welsh Tree LLC in partnership with ... Jason Evans, in time for Saint Patrick,s Day, Wednesday March 17th. This CD combines ...
... racial disparities persist, study finds , MONDAY, March 8 (HealthDay ... much less likely to turn to hospice care than whites, ... the condition, a new report finds. , Heart failure, in ... second most common diagnosis for people in hospice care, which ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Knowing Your Kidney Number Could Save Your Life 2Health News:Knowing Your Kidney Number Could Save Your Life 3Health News:Knowing Your Kidney Number Could Save Your Life 4Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Physicians Health Plan of Mid-Michigan Abandon Merger Plans 2Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Physicians Health Plan of Mid-Michigan Abandon Merger Plans 3Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Physicians Health Plan of Mid-Michigan Abandon Merger Plans 4Health News:Novel program translates behavioral and social science research into treatments to reduce obesity 2Health News:Welsh Tree LLC Proudly Presents the Release of the Celtic Pathways CD by Jason Evans, in Time for Saint Patrick's Day 2Health News:Welsh Tree LLC Proudly Presents the Release of the Celtic Pathways CD by Jason Evans, in Time for Saint Patrick's Day 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... Ontario , Nov. 20, 2014  RedRick ... mounting solutions and reading room environment guidance, has ... newest musculoskeletal radiology reading room, which may also ... designs at Penn Medicine. "In ... the American College of Radiology,s Imaging 3.0 ™ ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 2014 Michael DeMarco (42) ... des 14. Februar 2014 zugetragen hat. Seine Tochter Aly ... Video - http://youtu.be/5cVoMCe0uiE ... mein morgendliches Training zu machen", erzählt Michael DeMarco ... Zeit begeisterte Anhänger der CrossFit-Trainingsmethode. Ich war auf ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... HILLS, Calif. , Nov. 20, 2014 Oxis ... Ken Eaton , the election of Anthony J. Cataldo ... as President. Effective November 19, 2014, Ken ... member of the Board of Directors of Oxis International, Inc. ... Cataldo has been named Chief Executive Officer of Oxis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:RedRick Technologies Helps Penn Radiology Implement New Radiology Reading Room Concepts 2RedRick Technologies Helps Penn Radiology Implement New Radiology Reading Room Concepts 3Tochter rettet Vater durch Herz-Lungen-Wiederbelebung vor plötzlichem Herztod 2Tochter rettet Vater durch Herz-Lungen-Wiederbelebung vor plötzlichem Herztod 3OXIS International, Inc. announces Changes in Management Team 2OXIS International, Inc. announces Changes in Management Team 3
... Stereotaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: STXS ) today ... 31, 2011.  First quarter results included continued strong momentum ... Odyssey™ systems and growth in recurring revenue.  In addition, ... which enhances the efficiency and versatility of the Niobe ...
... Doctors should consider using catheterization as a treatment tool ... with heart defects, according to a new American Heart ... ) A catheter is a thin flexible ... procedures such as angiography, in which physicians use the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stereotaxis Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Stereotaxis Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Stereotaxis Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Stereotaxis Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Stereotaxis Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6Stereotaxis Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7Catheterization Recommended for Treating Pediatric Heart Conditions 2Catheterization Recommended for Treating Pediatric Heart Conditions 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: