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FDA: tanning beds cause cancer

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BATON ROUGE - People who use tanning beds could soon see new warning labels on the popular machines. The Food and Drug Administration wants to warn young people about the dangers associated with ultraviolent radiation from indoor tanning.

The agency wants to curb melanoma cases, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer. This year alone, more than 76,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the risk of melanoma is 75 percent greater in people who have been exposed to ultraviolent radiation from indoor tanning.

The FDA will be taking comments on this proposed rule for 90 days.

 

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