HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
ITA to AMA: Taxing tanning sends wrong health message to teens

ARLINGTON, VA (Sept. 8, 2003) "The editorial in today's issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine calling for a 'teen indoor tanning tax' sends absolutely the wrong message to teenagers and their parents. We could not disagree more. It is hard to understand how such an important publication ignored a growing mountain of scientific evidence that proves regular and moderate exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light has a profound positive effect on health. Instead of taxing teens who participate in an activity which has proven health benefits, we should be educating them about responsible UV exposure," said Dan Humiston, who serves as ITA president and is the owner of Tanning Bed Ltd. in West Seneca, New York.

"In early October experts from around the world will gather at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, to discuss the vital role UV light plays in providing the fuel the body uses to manufacture Vitamin D. We now understand that vitamin D deficiency is epidemic in American society and that this essential nutrient plays a major role in controlling abnormal cell growth. According to the nation's leading expert in the field, Dr. Michael F. Holick, a professor of medicine, dermatology, physiology and biophysics at the Boston University School of Medicine, relatively brief exposure to sunshine or its equivalent several times a week can help to ward off a host of debilitating and sometimes deadly diseases, including osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, depression, and cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, uterus, kidney, and prostate, as well as melanoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"In addition, the accompanying research article and editorial contain serious factual errors and omissions. For example, the editorial grossly misstates melanoma deaths (7,600 in 2003 according to the American Cancer Society, not 45,000, as the article alleged.) Although one death is one too many, validated research has established that mo
'"/>

Contact: Jeff Nedelman
jeff.nedelman@verizon.net
703-938-6011
Strategic Communications
8-Sep-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Chemistry of tanning
2. Genetic master switch sends bacteria toward seafood dinner
3. Planet Vearth sends out call for help
4. Long-distance command sends human growth hormone into action
5. Montana drought sends paleontologists to field early for largest project in states history
6. Releasing pet fish into the wrong ocean proves a diaster
7. Mathematical rule said to be widely and wrongly used to forecast future beach erosion
8. What goes wrong in older eggs?
9. Mom was wrong, UCLA/VA researcher concludes sleep not essential for learning
10. Pet trade wrong: Poaching major threat to parrots
11. Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/5/2020)... ... , ... Regenative Labs has received approval from the Centers for Medicare & ... first Wharton’s jelly allografts to be assigned a Q code and be approved for ... Wharton’s jelly allograft product to be recognized as a 361 HCT/P by CMS regulated ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 16, 2020 , ... A study has been published ... Neoasis™ active noise control device to attenuate typical noises in a simulated neonatal ... the alarm sounds from patient monitors, ventilators and other bedside devices that would ...
(Date:7/2/2020)... ... July 01, 2020 , ... AltruBio Inc. http://www.altrubio.com ... a biologic for the treatment of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (SR-aGVHD), at European ... J Martin of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, this single-arm, open-label Phase ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/12/2020)... FARMS, Mich. (PRWEB) , ... August 12, 2020 ... ... Consulting Group, Inc. (EMMA International), a global leader in FDA compliance consulting ... of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at ...
(Date:8/3/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2020 , ... ... collection, today announced Jim Corrigan, President and CEO has been named one of ... broad cross-section of industry sectors, PharmaVoice 100 honorees are selected based on how ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... R3 Stem Cell International is ... $3950. With 50 million stem cells total, patients may choose which extremities they would ... for arthritic joints (BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016). At R3 International, umbilical cord tissue is ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... transmitter systems that can be configured to drive Klystrons, TWTs, IOTs, and magnetrons. ... drive one or two switches in a push-pull configuration; yielding fast fall time ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: