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News Archive for July, 2010

Tanners Get Fewer Colds, Poll Says

Friday, July 30th, 2010

2010-07-30 Vitamin D and colds copyMore than nine out of ten indoor tanning facility owners believe indoor tanning clients are less apt get catch a cold or come down with the flu, according to a poll conducted in late July.

Emerging research now suggests …

‘Apprentice’ Winner Headlines 2010 Convention

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

2010-05-21 Smart Tan Downtown 2010 copyBill Rancic – the grassroots entrepreneur who won Tycoon Donald Trump’s first ‘The Apprentice’ show on NBC – is the keynote speaker at Smart Tan Downtown Oct. 22-24 in Downtown Nashville, an event with a conference designed to address tanning’s …

Derms Downplay Sunscreen Dangers

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010


Lobbying groups in the dermatology community predictably are downplaying new reports questioning the safety of some chemicals used in most chemical sunscreens and have not backed down from their message to use the products daily.

“Are you going to make …

Sunlight Deprivation = D Deficiency

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

2010-07-27 Not enough sun copy“As a species, we do not get as much sun exposure as we used to, and dietary sources of vitamin D are minimal.” — Harvard School of Public Health nutritional researcher Dr. Edward Giovannucci, as quoted in The New York

10 Percent Tax is Affecting Sales: Poll

Monday, July 26th, 2010


Three-quarters of U.S. tanning business owners say that the July 1 implementation of the federal 10 percent luxury tax on indoor tanning services has hurt their tanning sales this month, according to the results of a poll.

According to …

UV Exposure: The Natural ‘D’

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

2010-07-23 D Shadow copyNew research showing how the body actually metabolizes vitamin D supports the fact that sun exposure to the skin is the only natural and reliable way to process natural and intended levels of “the sunshine vitamin.”

The Vitamin D Council …

Another Doctor Says Get More Sun!

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010


Another leading oncology expert — Dr. Keith Block, who has penned more than 75 peer-reviewed articles and founded the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Illinois — is telling people to put down their daily sunscreen and get regular …

Sunscreen Can’t Make Cancer Claims

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010


The U.S. Government’s long-expected new regulations for chemical sunscreen standards still will not allow sunscreen manufacturers to claim that their product prevents skin cancer — a caveat that most people do not realize.

The regulations, outlined by the U.S. Food …