For the next 60 days, the Food and Drug Administration is taking public comments on a landmark proposal that will ban indoor tanning for everyone under the age of 18 and require adults who wish to use indoor tanning beds to sign a consent form acknowledging the many dangerous risks associated, including skin cancer.
According to a recent report published Friday from NBC News, the Food and Drug Administration has announced a new proposal that would ban anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning beds.
In 1976, the top three college football players in the nation were Ricky Bell, Tony Dorsett and a tall, handsome, golden-haired quarterback from California named Joe Roth. During the National Football League’s 1977 draft, Bell and Dorsett ended up being the first two overall picks. Roth, however, went undrafted. But he didn’t have a poor Wonderlic score. He didn’t have any major physical injuries, nor was he wrapped-up in any controversial scandal. Roth wasn’t drafted for the NFL because he died thirty-four days after he threw his last pass in a college game, at the hand’s of skin cancer’s deadliest form — melanoma.
The Melanoma Action Coalition (MAC) announced its formation today to mobilize melanoma foundations and the community at large into a cohesive organization to combat melanoma through prevention, awareness and research. With strength in numbers and utilizing unique skill sets in public relations, advertising, public policy and consumer behavior, MAC will be a formidable force in the cause of preventing death from melanoma.
In what is the strongest stance to date from the federal government regarding the disease, the Centers for Disease Control are urging more people to participate in programs for melanoma prevention. Below is the abstract from a recent study conducted by the CDC that was released on June 2, 2015:
Defeat Melanoma, a campaign of the Jeff Dulude Melanoma Foundation, joins Arizona Gives Day for the first time! Sponsored by the Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Gives Day will take place on April 7, 2015 and is a special yearly event with the sole mission to support non-profits in Arizona that are striving to make stronger and better communities.
The New York Times recently took a look at the indoor tanning world, and the results weren’t pretty. A review of scientific evidence published in 2014 estimated that tanning beds account for as many as 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year. Included in those result were 6,000 cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.