Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159 #546672-00061

Submission Number:
546672-00061
Commenter:
rachael robertson
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159

i strongly believe that minors should not be allowed to tan at all underage tanning should be banned. Also i think tanning salons should post warnings and posters of what to look for in moles that may be cancerous. I tanned from the age of 16 until this past year when i was diagnosed with melanoma at the age of 23. I was rarely in the sun for long periods of time due to the texas heat so i went to tanning beds to get that glow. I disagree that tanning beds are safe, just like cigarettes not everyone will get cancer from them but there are a hand full that will. The people at the tanning salon would tell me tanning is good for you its safer than the sun. I would see old women come into the salons that would have saggy rough that was so brown and damaged and all they did was tan. It is so obviously dangerous just open your eyes and see how many more cases of skin cancer is reported and how younger the the people are getting. IT IS DANGEROUS and DEADLY!!!!!!! bellow is only one of my moles that was removed that was from one summers growth of no mole to that and then what it looked like after they removed it. That year was the first year that i went to the tanning salon everyday for 3 months until i noticed my mole doubling tripling than i stopped thats three months grow!!!! you cannot prove me other wise that tanning beds are bad