Sun & Skin News: Summer 2014 (Vol. 31, No. 1)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced increased regulatory control over ultraviolet lamps for tanning beds. In May, the federal agency issued an order to reclassify sunlamps and other ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices as Class II devices (moderate to high risk), putting them in the same class as other radiation-emitting devices such as X-ray machines and CT scans.
So long itsy-bitsy-teeny-weenie-yellow-polka dot bikini. This summer, you’ll notice that the biggest clothing trend at beaches and poolside is sleeves.Read More
With the plethora of sun protective products available today, it can be hard to choose the right ones. The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation program can guide consumers by guaranteeing the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens offering two different types of protection.Read More
If I’ve suffered ultraviolet damage in the past from sunburns and indoor tanning, is it too late to prevent skin cancer and premature aging, or are there ways to minimize my risk? Can I repair or even reverse much of the damage by practicing sun-safe behavior from now on and staying out of tanning beds?Read More