No Tanning Beds For Those Under 18?

Thomas Amatruda, M.D.

[Fox 9 News, March 26, 2010] A U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to ban minors from using tanning beds.

At SunWerks in Minneapolis, Karen Henessey always educates her clients before they hit the tanning bed.

“I wouldn’t recommend you going more than 10 minutes in there,” said Henessey. Henessey herself has been tanning since high school and believes if it is done right; it doesn’t pose any health problem.

“I always feel better after I tan.”

Allina's Unity Hospital Oncologist Doctor Tom Amatruda believes the FDA panel’s recommendation to ban anyone under the age of 18 from tanning beds, is a great idea.

Posted on March 26, 2010 in Allina Health System

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