Target: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Goal: Thank the FDA for increasing awareness about the health risks of using tanning beds.
The tanning industry has long denied the health risks associated with continued use. However, exposure to the Ultraviolet rays, such as those used in tanning beds, can cause both temporary and permanent skin, eye, and tissue damage. The Food and Drug Administration recently announced a proposal requiring warning labels for tanning beds. Please thank the FDA for helping to increase awareness about the health risks associated with tanning beds.
According to the World Health Organization, exposure to UV radiation from tanning beds can pose serious health risks. Many teens and young adults frequent tanning beds for aesthetic reasons, without stopping to consider the long-term consequences of their actions. Tanning beds can cause skin burns, skin cancer, premature skin aging, and both short-term and permanent eye damage. Many people believe that tanning beds are a safer alternative to sun exposure, but in reality tanning beds are much more dangerous than the scientific community realized.
Young adults often fail to consider the long-term consequences of their decisions. This is why it is especially important to include warning labels on products that are frequently used by teens. Please thank the Food and Drug Administration for increasing awareness about the adverse effects of tanning beds.
Dear Food and Drug Administration,
Your organization recently announced that warning labels may soon be required on tanning beds. These warning labels will help to increase awareness about the health risks associated with continued exposure to Ultraviolet radiation, such as skin and eye damage. As you know, the tanning industry has long denied the potential risks of continued tanning, and it is crucial that teens and young adults become aware of the long term risks of using tanning beds. Thank you for highlighting these risks.
According to the World Health Organization, tanning can cause skin burns, skin cancer, short-term and permanent eye damage and premature skin aging. Until recently, experts believed that tanning beds were a safer alternative to sun exposure, although now it is clear that this is not the case. Since tanning beds use UV radiation, side effects of prolonged exposure are just as severe as spending time in the sun without using sunscreen. Skin cancer, in particular, is a serious disease that takes the lives of thousands of Americans each year. Thank you for bringing attention to the health risks of tanning beds.
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