NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Should all workers have the right to earn paid sick leave?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results


 

Does your CEO 'Get it?'

Tell us why on the submission form and your CEO could appear among the 2017 selections.

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    FDA takes action on tanning beds

    June 11, 2014

    Tags
    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Silver Spring, MD – The Food and Drug Administration has approved new regulations and warning labels for “sunlamp” products such as tanning beds and tanning booths.

    FDA’s action, which is scheduled to go into effect Sept. 2, will require manufacturers to include warning labels emphasizing that the products should not be used by anyone younger than 18. Manufacturers also must obtain FDA clearance before marketing the products, which emit UV radiation that may cause skin cancer.

    In addition, FDA reclassified sunlamp products from “low-risk” (class I) to “moderate-risk” (class II) devices. The agency’s final order was years in the making, following a panel of experts that first convened in 2010 and a public comment period that opened in May 2013.

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, people who have been exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning have a 59 percent higher risk of melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer. The risk increases with each additional exposure, experts say.