F.D.A. Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors to Fight Skin Cancer

December 18, 2015 4:28 PM

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F.D.A. Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors to Fight Skin Cancer

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has proposed banning people under 18 from using tanning beds, in what medical experts say is a major step toward reducing the risk of skin cancer in the United States.

About a third of adults in the United States have reported ever using a tanning bed — most of them women. Public health experts have long called for a national ban on the use of tanning beds by minors, a step that about a dozen states have already undertaken. The F.D.A. proposal will be open for pub...

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