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FDA plans warning labels for tanning beds

It’s been three years since an advisory committee convened by the US Food and Drug Administration recommended that teens be barred from tanning salons or at least obtain parental consent — and now the FDA is finally moving to toughen its rules on tanning beds.

Instead of prohibiting teens from tanning in salons, the FDA is proposing to slap warning labels on the sun lamps stating that young people should not use the devices.

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