Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159 #546672-00019

Submission Number:
546672-00019
Commenter:
Robert Wright
Organization:
Denver Dermatology Consultants, PC
State:
CO
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159

Over the years I have seen many patients with severe ultraviolet damage from the use of tanning facilities. It is the people most at risk for skin cancer (light skinned individuals) who tend to use these facilities under the mistaken impression that the tanning facility will decrease their risk of skin cancer. I applaud the recent ruling requiring notification to the public about the risk involved with using these facilities.