FDA Tightening Regulations On Tanning Beds

BOSTON (CBS) — For the first time, the FDA is requiring tanning bed manufacturers to warn users about the machine’s cancer risk.

The warning labels will say the beds and sun lamps should not be used by anyone younger than 18.

The machines will also have to meet certain safety requirements, including timers and limits on the radiation they emit.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern spoke to Dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Lyn at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital:

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