California is the first state in the country to prohibit the use of tanning beds for all children and adolescents under the age of 18. The ban became official on October 9 when Gov. Edmund G. Brown signed a bill into law that will prohibit the use of indoor tanning devices for all Californians under the age of 18. According to New York Dermatologist Judith Hellman bigappleskin.com, “This is a welcome ruling from California that we all hope will catch on across the country, and long overdue. There is no way to predict how many lives a ban on tanning beds can actually save but the numbers can be substantial.”
Evidence from several studies has shown that exposure to UV radiation from indoor
Thousands of New England high school and college students are expected to pledge to stay out of tanning beds this spring break and prom season. For the fourth year in a row, the Melanoma Foundation of New England is sponsoring Your Skin Is In, a non-tanning pledge contest at colleges and high schools throughout New England. Last year, 5,500 high school students participated and the foundation expects to surpass that number in 2011.
“If you use a tanning booth once a month before the age of 35, your chance of getting melanoma increases by 75%,” stated Kelli Pedroia, wife of Red Sox star Dustin Pedroia and official spokesperson for Your Skin Is In. “Melanoma is the second most com
Meet the pH and Peptide Expert
Dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf has a researcher’s approach to skincare. Her scientific expertise includes an in depth understanding of how factors like pH and peptides influence skin and aging, and a belief that lifestyle and nutritional factors have a tremendous impact on the health and wellness of skin, from the inside out. Dr. Graf is a former fellow of NIH, The US Medical Research Agency, and the author of Stop Aging, Start Living.
Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?
A survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, “Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?”, polled over 7,000 adults nationwide in 26 cities to determine their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward tanning, sun protection and skin cancer detection.
Congratulations to the biggest winners – Hartford, Salt Lake City and Denver – which ranked No. 1, 2 and 3. Yet Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh fell to the bottom of the sun-smart spectrum with rankings of 24, 25 and 26, respectively.
Early detection is key to skin cancer survival. When they examined skin cancer detection behaviors, 59% nationally had never been s