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9 10, 2015

FTC Targets App Marketers That Claim to Detect Melanoma

By |2017-11-10T21:04:42-05:00October 9th, 2015|Science and Resources|

There’s an app for almost everything — but don’t bet your life on one that promises to detect skin cancer. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently settled lawsuits with two companies that marketed melanoma detection apps — Mole Detective ($4.99) and MelApp ($1.99). Both companies are now prohibited from making health claims about these apps

9 10, 2015

Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

By |2017-11-10T21:04:42-05:00October 9th, 2015|Science and Resources|

National Geographic: Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone, according to a study published Thursday. Chemicals that can mimic or block estrogen or other hormones are commonly found in thousands of products around the world, including

25 02, 2015

Melanoma survivor urges lawmakers to bar minors from tanning beds

By |2017-11-10T21:04:43-05:00February 25th, 2015|Science and Resources|

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 By MACKENZIE CONCEPCION Cronkite News Christine Nelson said there’s a reason a tanning bed looks like a coffin. A melanoma survivor, Nelson said she has had numerous surgeries and takes eight doses of a chemotherapy drug every day. And she said it’s all because she decided to add a little color

9 10, 2014

World Health Organization Scientist Warn Against Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) Tanning Devices

By |2017-11-10T21:04:44-05:00October 9th, 2014|Science and Resources|

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a working group of the World Health Organization, has added ultraviolet radiation (UVR)-emitting tanning devices – tanning beds – to the list of the most dangerous forms of cancer-causing radiation. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a working group of the World Health Organization, has

30 05, 2014

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

By |2017-11-10T21:04:45-05:00May 30th, 2014|Science and Resources|

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation What is UV radiation? Radiation is the emission (sending out) of energy from any source. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The main source of UV radiation (rays) is the sun, although it can also come from man-made sources such as tanning beds and welding torches. Radiation exists across

9 10, 2011

Prospective Investigation of Poultry and Fish Intake in Relation to Cancer Risk

By |2017-11-10T21:07:03-05:00October 9th, 2011|Science and Resources|

Dietary guidelines advise consumers to limit intake of red meat and choose lean protein sources, such as poultry and fish. Poultry consumption has been steadily increasing in the United States, but the effect on cancer risk remains unclear. In a large U.S. cohort, we prospectively investigated poultry and fish intake and cancer risk across a

11 05, 2010

Indoor Tanning: The Risks of Ultraviolet Rays

By |2017-11-10T21:07:04-05:00May 11th, 2010|Science and Resources|

On this page: Cancer Risk Other Risks Tanning in Children and Teens FDA Regulation The Riskiest Practices Melanoma: One Woman’s Story Sunlamps and tanning beds promise consumers a bronzed body year-round, but the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from these devices poses serious health risks. “Although some people think that a tan gives them a ‘healthy’ glow,

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