18 articles Tag tanning bed

Minors In California Now Banned From Tanning Salons

Minors In California Now Banned From Tanning Salons

Thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and melanoma awareness advocates such as AIM at Melanoma, the California legislation that would ban minors 18 and under from using tanning beds has been signed into law!  The law, SB 746, will take effect January 1, 2012. Currently, California allows minors who are 15-17 years old to use tanning beds with written permission from their parents. California is the first in the nation to set a higher age limit …

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Ban The Tan Highlights!

Ban The Tan Highlights!

In case you missed the most awesome Twitter Party to date, Ban The Tan! I’ve compiled some highlights, facts, quotes and the myths that we discussed during the party. I was pleased that Donna Helm Regen was my guest host. She has a great passion for raising awareness about this preventable disease since she lost her daughter to Melanoma. The UV Skinz team also joined in on the fun!  It was also so great to have …

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Ban The Tan Twitter Party

Ban The Tan Twitter Party

In just a few short days UV Skinz along with Donna Helm Regen, Melanoma actvist, will be hosting our  first Twitter Party together! If you are wondering what a Twitter Party is then I have the answer for you. Thanks to the Twitter Party Guide! This site has everything you need to know about Twitter Parties and a huge following to help make your twitter party a success. So, What exactly is a Twitter Party? A twitter …

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Study Links Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Study Links Tanning Beds and Melanoma

An Australian study published in the International Journal of Cancer is the first to link tanning bed use with early-onset melanoma. A Working Group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, a branch of the World Health Organization) used a sample of 600+ people and reviewed 19 international informative studies. Their findings concluded that “ever use of sunbeds was positively associated with melanoma.” Well, did it really have to take that many people and that many studies to figure out …

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Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

“Melanoma Monday” is the first Monday in May and the start of many national and local free skin cancer screenings, events, walk/runs and activities geared toward skin cancer prevention and sun-safety. Follow this link to find a dermatologist near you! National Skin Cancer Awareness Month is about overall uv-protection. Take a look at some indoor tanning tips that were provided by the official Melanoma Monday website. Feel free to Facebook, Tweet, and share using email …

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Melanoma Roadtrip USA

Melanoma Roadtrip USA

Last month, two Melanoma survivors from Australia, Clint and Jay, road-tripped around the US spreading the word about the dangers of tanning salon use. Along the way they interviewed people who have been touched by melanoma, talked with educators and the public while video blogging every step of the way. You can see the video blogs on their website Melanoma Road Trip USA. They want to educate the young adults in the US that melanoma is a deadly disease …

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American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

In a policy statement released on ultraviolet radiation, published in the March issue of Pediatrics the American Academy of Pediatrics are rallying for all pediatricians to “support and advocate for legislation to ban access to tanning salons for children younger than 18 years.”   They are supported by the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association. Why is tanning for minors so bad?   There is a 74% higher risk of melanoma for people who …

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Teens and Tanning

Last week I was ‘surfing the web’ and I came across many articles talking about the dangers of tanning, especially for teenagers under the age of 18. There are approximately 2.3 million teens that visit U.S. tanning beds–every year! and now new legislation may require teens to bring a doctor’s note and have a parent present in order to use indoor tanning. I am totally with the ban on tanning salons for teenagers.  Most people …

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