Federal Trade Commission Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Indoor Tanning

Ads for tanning salons, sun lamps and tanning beds promise a bronzed body year-round, but experts agree that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from these devises damages the skin and poses serious health risks.  Sunburns and tans are signs of skin damage.  Deliberate tanning, either indoors or out, increases your risk of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer.

The FTC has charged the Indoor Tanning Association with making false health and safety claims about indoor tanning.  According to the FTC complaint, contrary to claims in the association’s advertising, indoor tanning increases the risk of squamous cell and melanoma skin cancers.  The association has now agreed to a settlement that bars it from any further deception

The lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned about deceptive business practices and the protection of consumers and represent individuals in cancer lawsuits.

By:  Adam K. Levin, Esquire

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