Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159 #546672-00068

Submission Number:
546672-00068
Commenter:
Pauli Pendleton
Organization:
Dermatology of Cape Cod
State:
MA
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159

Please ban the use of tanning beds for women under the age of 18. Today,alone, I saw 2 women with melanomas with long history of tanning bed use as teens. One is 27, the other 21. Melanoma is on the rise. Our small practice of five clinicians diagnose 5-10 per month. We spend, on average, 5 minutes of every annual visit discussing photoprotection, a significant amount of time in this day and age of shortened visits. Yet teens continue to tan because the "look" good. Consider the cost in health care dollars.