Report rips indoor tanning outlets for misleading teens

Source: USA Today

A Congressional report out today rips the indoor tanning industry for targeting teen girls in its advertising and downplaying health risks.

Update at 10:47 a.m.:John Overstreet, executive director of the Indoor Tanning Association, tells USA TODAY that “the folks who inspired this report have been detractors of the industry for a long, long time.”

Overstreet says almost all tanning locations require parental consent for kids under 18, that ultraviolet light provides Vitamin D and that moderation is the key. “Kids are more likely to get a sunburn laying in the sun” than at a tanning salon, he says.

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