Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159
My husband passed away 2/3/08 from stage IV melanoma. While his diagnosis was not from tanning bed exposure, I am convinced this tyoe of exposure is detrimental. At one time, I, also, visited tanning beds, but no more. I saw the ravages of this disease,was a caretaker, and over the course of three years treatment at MDAnderson Cancer Center in Houston, Tx. I saw people of all ages. Many of them were in their 20's and 30's, and you could spot the tanning bed users. This disease is no respecter of age. I urge any restrictions, or banning of the use of tanning beds.