FDA proposes indoor tanning ban for minors


The federal government said Friday it would ban minors from using indoor tanning beds, taking action on an issue that many states are already handling.

The Food and Drug Administration said the proposed measure was in response to 1.6 million minors using indoor tanning beds each year, according to 2013 federal data.

The problem is that indoor tanning is a "known contributor to skin cancer," the agency said.

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