Tanning beds to carry warning labels

May 30, 2014 11:49 AM

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Tanning beds to carry warning labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18, part of a government action announced Thursday aimed at reducing skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices.

The Food and Drug Administration has regulated tanning machines for over 30 years, but the agency is now requiring more prominent warnings about the cancer risks of indoor tanning. The move comes from a proposal submitted by Senator Jack Reed.

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