Outside the United States
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of the Indoor Tanning Association, FTC File No. 082 3159
Tanning beds are the most efficient method of producing vitamin d on the planet.Almost 20,000 iu's of natural d3 can be produced from a single visit.The reason that this is in front of the FTC is not to do with melanoma,but the tanning industry's abilty to say that sunbeds produce VIT d3.If tanning salons are forced to make additional statements in respect to the hazards of overexposure when asked about VIT d, then sunscreen manufacturers and dermatologist should also be forced to state that sun avoidence and repetitive use of a sunscreen could result in serious VIT d deficiency,which according to many repected dermatoligist,photobiologist,doctors of all types and medical journals can lead to a major increase in a variety of serious and often fatal cancers.Not to mention many other serious medical conditions. It seems ,as usaul that the tanning industry is being made out to be evil.Yet chemical sunscreen use and sun avoidence have no consequences.