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Snooki and Twilight: The Best Thing Mass Media Has Done for Young Skin

(16) Comments | Posted July 9, 2010 | 3:11 PM

A few years ago I thought television programming had reached an all-time low with regards to the message it was sending teens about personal appearance and tanning.

E! television was showing a "reality" series, Sunset Tan, which glamorized the tanning salon experience and the fake-tan look endlessly. The trendiest...

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Tanning Industry Lies

(17) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 5:10 PM

For years the indoor tanning industry has been making irresponsible and dangerous claims regarding the safety and health benefits of indoor tanning.

Yesterday, however, the Indoor Tanning Association -- the national trade group representing tanning facilities and suppliers of tanning equipment -- was forced to settle a charge by the...

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Senate's Proposed Tax on Indoor Tanning: Potential Lifesaver and Fundraiser

(7) Comments | Posted December 21, 2009 | 2:28 PM

Many do not realize that skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States, accounting for more than 1 million new cases annually and costing billions of dollars to detect and treat. The American Cancer Society estimates that skin cancer is also responsible for approximately 12,000 US...

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