Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

FDA Panel: New Tanning Bed Restrictions Needed

Pale-Skin Ban, User Registry, User Fees Advised for Tanning Beds

Response to Panel's Proposed Tanning Bed Restrictions continued...

The Indoor Tanning Association, which represents the 18,000 tanning salons in the U.S., says it "respectfully disagrees" with the panel recommendations.

In a statement provided to WebMD, the group says it feels that current FDA regulations are sufficient to protect "the millions of Americans who use our services each year." 

"Industry standard practices already are far more stringent than the current FDA regulations require," the statement says. "In fact, the U.S. tanning industry abides by the strongest set of industry regulations found anywhere in the world."

The Indoor Tanning Association says tanning salons already:

  • Provide customers with information on tanning bed risks via a signed consent form
  • Require teen users to have a parent's signed approval
  • Train staff members to recommend tanning schedules tailored to each customer’s skin type to avoid sunburn or overexposure

 

Brush up on Beauty

woman applying sunless tanner
Sunless Tanning Guide

How to choose and use the right product.

self tanning lotions
Get a Tan Without the Sun

Answers to your top faux tanning questions.

woman lying in tanning bed
Tanning Bed Dangers

What you need to know before baking indoors.

woman with face turned to sun
Makeup With SPF

Your favorite foundation has SPF. Can you skip sunscreen?

woman with flawless skin
Nourish Parched Skin

Try a Persian yogurt treatment for soft, supple skin.

young woman with bright face
Know How to Brighten Your Skin?

Peels, dermabrasion, lasers. Think you know which is best?

woman in sun on the beach
Soothe Your Sunburn

Too much time in the sun? This at home salve will calm red skin.

applying lip balm
Save Chapped Lips

Balm? Gloss? Repair a dry, damaged pout.

cellulite
Cellulite Solutions

Why you get it and what you can do.

rear view woman wearing towel
Adios Alligator Skin!

Easy ways to pamper dull, dry skin.

woman plucking eyebrows
Solutions for Unwanted Hair

Do you know how to get fuzz-free?

woman eating sushi
Surprising Ways to Reduce Wrinkles

9 secrets for smoother, supple skin.

URAC: Accredited Health Web Site HonCode: Health on the Net Foundation AdChoices