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Your Health 5-7-13 Tanning bed warning

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      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to upgrade "sunlamp products" from a low-risk, class I device to a moderate risk, class II device, and mandating that tanning devices have labeling warning against their use by young people.
  The proposed order does not prohibit the use of sunlamp products by children under the age of 18, but it provides a warning on the consequences.
    The labeling would have to include a warning that frequent users of sunlamp products should be regularly screened for skin cancer.
     Numerous studies have supported strong links between use of UV ray-emitting indoor tanning devices and a raised risk for skin cancer.

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