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Experts calling for tanning bed law change

Getting a tan in the winter is not a hard thing to do.

Indoor tanning is extremely common, the laws that regulate the industry vary widely by state, with some allowing children as young as 10 to tan without parental consent.

Now experts are calling on states and the Food and Drug Administration to beef up tanning bed restrictions, before teenage melanoma cases skyrocket.

Right now tanning beds are classified as Class 1 medical devices, the same as tongue depressors and elastic bandages.

An FDA advisory panel recommended changes be made to that classification, something the agency is currently considering.

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