Age Restrictions on Indoor Tanning Reduces Melanoma Cases and Costs

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, December 22, 2016

If individuals were limited to indoor tanning based on age, the number of melanoma cases, costs of treatment and deaths from the disease could decrease.
This information is supported by results from an economic analysis about this subject were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The study’s author, Gery P. Guy, Ph.D., MPH, health economist in the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch Minors, supports this information as well. 
Individuals under the age of 18 were restricted from indoor tanning after the U. S. Food and Drug Administ­ration proposed an age limit in December 2015.
Estimating the Benefits
Guy and his colleagues tested five scenarios to estimate:
The team looked at restricting indoor tanning for minors under age 18 in addition to reducing the prevalence by 20%, 50%, 80% and 100%.  
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