New York 1 News - FDA Could Make Tanning Beds Have Labels Discouraging Teen Use - Erin Billups

 – May 20, 2013  –– 

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to deter young people from using tanning beds, with new rules that would reclassify sunlamp products from low risk devices to moderate risk. "When it comes to tanning, people are educated, but what they know is different than what they're doing, which is why this proposal is just a first step," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatologist at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The proposal would require that sun products pass the FDA's pre-market review and have clear labels warning of the consequences of tanning, advising those 18 and younger not to use the devices.

-Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

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