FDA puts new restrictions on who can use tanning beds

Tanning beds

Tanning beds will now carry new black box warnings stating they should not be used by anyone under the age of 18.

The Food and Drug Administration announced they are requiring tanning bed manufacturers to warn clients of the increased risk for skin cancer linked to the machines.

A warning will be on the machine itself as well as additional warnings in pamphlets, catalogs, and on websites that promote indoor tanning.

The FDA is also requiring manufacturers to add timers to tanning beds, and limit the amount of radiation they can emit.

For more on the FDA’s announcement, click here.