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3 years 3 months ago

Got SPF?

Fun in the sun can get you burned if you're no properly protected. Kids are cooling off at local fountains and pools as the summer sun beats down across El Paso County. Remembering to slather on the sunscreen will ensure your little ones won't have sore skin at night....

4 years 4 months ago

Tanning bed tax begins

Getting a nice tan will cost you more green now that the federal tanning salon tax is in effect. The IRS expects to collect some $2.7 billion in taxes from tanning salons over the next decade, but local salons owners are worried that the 10 percent price increase will...

4 years 10 months ago

FDA debates tougher cancer warning on tanning beds

The government is considering tougher warnings for users of tanning beds. The Food and Drug Administration says they're putting themselves at risk of skin cancer. Before spring, it will hold a public hearing to consider stricter tanning bed regulations, including stiffer warnings. A specialist on UV radiation -- the same...

4 years 11 months ago

FDA warns no such thing as a healthy tan

With cold weather upon us, many people may be tempted to turn to indoor tanning to stay bronzed through the dark winter months. The FDA is warning consumers though, there is no such thing as a healthy tan. Ultraviolet light from indoor tanning beds pose serious dangers. Studies show...

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