Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsTanning Devices
IN THE NEWS

Tanning Devices

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 28, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Teens and tanning beds aren't a healthy mix, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The group urges banning children and teens from using indoor tanning devices because of an increased risk of skin cancer. In a policy statement released Monday, the organization says it favors outlawing access to tanning salons for children younger than 18. The statement cites several studies, including research that shows a link between people overexposed to the sun in childhood and melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
February 28, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Teens and tanning beds aren't a healthy mix, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The group urges banning children and teens from using indoor tanning devices because of an increased risk of skin cancer. In a policy statement released Monday, the organization says it favors outlawing access to tanning salons for children younger than 18. The statement cites several studies, including research that shows a link between people overexposed to the sun in childhood and melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer.
Advertisement
NEWS
May 14, 1991 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Three years after California became one of the first states to establish health and safety regulations for tanning salons, worried dermatologists say that the law has failed and that unsafe conditions persist throughout the industry. Although owners of tanning salons, and many of their patrons, disagree with that assessment, many salon operators support a second state law that would strictly regulate the fast-growing industry.
HEALTH
July 12, 2004 | Daffodil J. Altan
Could there be more to a chronic tanner's addiction than the allure of honey-colored skin? Researchers at Wake Forest University report that habitual tanners may be drawn to tanning salons because the ultraviolet light produces a "relaxing" effect. Their study is published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. "I ask my patients who come in with mottled, rubbery skin, 'Why are you doing this?' " said Dr.
NEWS
May 14, 1991 | SHARI ROAN
Dermatologists say they are seeing an increase in potentially serious tanning salon accidents, including eye damage and, in individuals who are taking medications that increase the skin's sensitivity, severe sunburn. An Indiana woman who died in 1989 after suffering third-degree burns at a tanning salon had been taking soralen, a medication for the skin disease psoriasis, which increased her sensitivity to light. Julie, an Orange County woman, also found out how easily mishaps can happen.
NEWS
December 11, 1988 | JEFF BERLINER, United Press International
Across the great north, where the sun never sets in summer and never rises in winter, is a smattering of tanning parlors that promise what the arctic sun cannot: a tan. When the sun disappeared for the winter--it set Nov. 19 and will not rise again until Jan. 23--business started to pick up at Dorothy's Arctic Hair & Tanning Salon. "Some people come in just to lie down in the tanning bed and feel warm," owner Dorothy Dunbar said.
NEWS
September 7, 1995 | ROSE APODACA JONES
Many years ago Coco Chanel declared pasty-whiteness unfashionable, and so it must be. Never mind that sun exposure heightens the threat of skin cancer; a tan is still regarded as a sign of good health, fitness and beauty. But while the prospect of dealing with melanoma--or of someday having skin with the look and feel of genuine leather--has scared many of us into maintaining our natural pallor, others will never give up their glow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1991 | LISA MASCARO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Prompted by charges that some new tanning salons in Newport Beach may be fronts for prostitution rings, the City Council today will consider an emergency ordinance that would temporarily prohibit any new such businesses that offer live entertainment. The city proposed a 45-day freeze after it received an application for a tanning salon that planned live lingerie shows. Officials want to investigate the business's operations before granting a license.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1989 | SALLY SQUIRES
More than 1 million Americans a day bask in one of the 20,000 tanning salons in the United States--greatly increasing their risk of skin cancer, an expert panel has concluded. "We are clearly recommending against the use of tanning parlors for cosmetic purposes," said David Bickers, a dermatologist who chaired a National Institutes of Health panel on sunlight, ultraviolet radiation and the skin. Tanning parlors have often been advertised as being safer than exposure to natural sunlight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
California will not bar minors from using tanning salons without a doctor's permission, as the state Senate on Friday rejected a proposed statewide ban. Supporters said the bill by Assemblyman Joe Nation (D-San Rafael) was a public health measure. Industry foes said moderate use of tanning salons can cut the risk of sunburn and skin cancer. The bill was defeated by a 19-9 vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
California will not bar minors from using tanning salons without a doctor's permission, as the state Senate on Friday rejected a proposed statewide ban. Supporters said the bill by Assemblyman Joe Nation (D-San Rafael) was a public health measure. Industry foes said moderate use of tanning salons can cut the risk of sunburn and skin cancer. The bill was defeated by a 19-9 vote.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Women who visit tanning salons more than once a month are 55% more likely to develop malignant melanoma, and the risk more than doubles for women in their 20s who frequent tanning parlors, according to an eight-year study of more than 100,000 Scandinavians. The study, appearing this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, analyzed the lifestyle and melanoma risk for women between 30 and 50.
NEWS
September 7, 1995 | ROSE APODACA JONES
Many years ago Coco Chanel declared pasty-whiteness unfashionable, and so it must be. Never mind that sun exposure heightens the threat of skin cancer; a tan is still regarded as a sign of good health, fitness and beauty. But while the prospect of dealing with melanoma--or of someday having skin with the look and feel of genuine leather--has scared many of us into maintaining our natural pallor, others will never give up their glow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
Bans on new massage shops and tanning salons that offer lingerie fashion shows will continue for most of next year under extensions approved by the City Council this week. City officials were told earlier this year that both types of businesses are sometimes fronts for prostitution. The bans would have expired early next month without the ordinances, which take effect immediately.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
The current ban on new tanning salons and massage shops in Newport Beach may be continued for nearly one year under a plan the City Council is scheduled to consider tonight. The tanning salons and massage shops are currently prohibited while authorities investigate charges that some are used as fronts for prostitution. But the ban has been controversial because some proprietors of such businesses complain that legitimate operators are being treated unfairly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1991 | LISA MASCARO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
New tanning salons will not be allowed in Newport Beach under an emergency ordinance approved by the City Council on Monday in an effort to curb prostitution. The ordinance was passed unanimously and without discussion. Earlier this year, the council also banned new massage parlors from the city. About half of those were fronts for prostitution, police said. That ban caused prostitutes to seek other businesses for covers, officials said.
HEALTH
July 12, 2004 | Daffodil J. Altan
Could there be more to a chronic tanner's addiction than the allure of honey-colored skin? Researchers at Wake Forest University report that habitual tanners may be drawn to tanning salons because the ultraviolet light produces a "relaxing" effect. Their study is published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. "I ask my patients who come in with mottled, rubbery skin, 'Why are you doing this?' " said Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
The current ban on new tanning salons and massage shops in Newport Beach may be continued for nearly one year under a plan the City Council is scheduled to consider tonight. The tanning salons and massage shops are currently prohibited while authorities investigate charges that some are used as fronts for prostitution. But the ban has been controversial because some proprietors of such businesses complain that legitimate operators are being treated unfairly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1991 | LISA MASCARO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Prompted by charges that some new tanning salons in Newport Beach may be fronts for prostitution rings, the City Council today will consider an emergency ordinance that would temporarily prohibit any new such businesses that offer live entertainment. The city proposed a 45-day freeze after it received an application for a tanning salon that planned live lingerie shows. Officials want to investigate the business's operations before granting a license.
NEWS
May 14, 1991 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Three years after California became one of the first states to establish health and safety regulations for tanning salons, worried dermatologists say that the law has failed and that unsafe conditions persist throughout the industry. Although owners of tanning salons, and many of their patrons, disagree with that assessment, many salon operators support a second state law that would strictly regulate the fast-growing industry.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|