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Health: Tanning (FDA, WHO)

With the summer season about to begin, it's time for a visit to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition website. The agency is providing documents about sun safety, sunscreens, tanning pills, tanning accelerators, sunless tanning booths, cosmetics, and related products, including tanning data from other government agencies. Sunbeds, Tanning and UV Exposure is a fact sheet from the World Health Organization that discusses the dire health consequences that can arise from using artificial tanning sunbeds, such as skin cancer, skin aging, eye damage, sunburn reactions, and childhood UV radiation exposure. The organization advocates government regulation of commercial sunbeds, and lists groups for whom indoor tanning is not recommended (such as children, and people -- insert exotic pet joke here -- with a large number of moles).
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