Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159 #546672-00009

Submission Number:
546672-00009
Commenter:
Susan Dozier
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159

Dear Sirs and Madames: I want to thank the FTC for censuring the indoor tanning industry for the deceptive information they have promulgated regarding the supposed healthful benefits of indoor tanning. As a dermatologic surgeon whose practice deals primarily with skin cancer, usually the result of natural or artificial exposure to ultraviolet light, it was disheartening to me to have my efforts to educate the public about the dangers of UV radiation contradicted. I hope having the true risks of indoor tanning available to those who are considering it will dissuade at least some from exposing themselves to additional carcinogens. I hope as a result the epidemic of skin cancers I am treating will be lessened. Thank you for pursuing this important matter. Sincerely, Susan Dozier, M.D. Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery