Tanning Bed Ban For Kids?
The FDA is proposing a ban on tanning beds for children under 18.
Many countries all around the world have already banned tanning beds for minors, but not the US. In 2013, the FDA "recommended" that tanning beds not be used by children under 18, stopping short of suggesting a ban.
But on Friday, they announced proposed rules that would restrict use of indoor tanning beds to individuals age 18 and up. This would also require patrons of tanning salons to obtain a signed risk acknowledgment form before their first session and again every six months stating they are aware of the health risks associated with the machines.