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Cancer warnings for tanning beds


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The Food and Drug Administration wants all indoor tanning beds to have a warning of the risk of cancer.

Health officials say it will help cut back on cases of melanoma.

The FDA is proposing that all beds have a warning for people under the age of 18 about the risks of indoor tanning.    

The agency would also require a federal review of all beds before they are marketed.

Officials say the risk of melanoma is 75% higher in people who have been exposed to ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning.

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