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News Archive for August, 2011

California Amendment Spares Derms from Ban

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Lawmakers in California this week added an amendment specifically exempting phototherapy in dermatology offices from proposed legislation that would ban those under 18 from using professional tanning salons — an amendment that makes no scientific sense at all.

2011-08-31 Dermatologists Happy with Amendment copy“Phototherapy has …

Derm: Melanin a Sunscreen ‘Alternative’

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

A Manchester University dermatology professor told the British press this week that melanin produced in the skin by a new experimental drug without UV exposure could be “an alternative to commercial sunscreens” — a statement that seems to implicitly acknowledge …

Salons Report Stronger 2011: Smart Tan Poll

Monday, August 29th, 2011

More than half of tanning business owners say their 2011 tanning season was stronger than the previous year, according to the results of a SmartTan.com poll conducted in August.

2011-08-29 Strong 2011 copyAccording to the poll, 55 percent of tanning businesses reported stronger …

Study: UV Suppresses MS Symptoms

Friday, August 26th, 2011

A University of Wisconsin study suggests that UV exposure, totally independent of vitamin D production, suppresses an animal model of multiple sclerosis — another indication that UV exposure’s positive influence extends well beyond vitamin D production.

2011-08-26 UV Suppresses MS Symptoms copyResearchers, including University of …

Virginia Salon Hardly Felt Earthquake

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Tuesday’s rare East Coast earthquake made a rumble in the national media. But it did little to shake up indoor tanning stores.

“There was one girl in the salon at the time, and she works for me,” Bob Sigman, owner …

Virginia Salon Hardly Felt Earthquake

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Tuesday’s rare East Coast earthquake made a rumble in the national media. But it did little to shake up indoor tanning stores.

2011-08-25 Earthquake copy“There was one girl in the salon at the time, and she works for me,” Bob Sigman, owner …

‘Addiction’ Study Design Questioned

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Dermatology’s latest study attempting to mischaracterize humanity’s natural chemical attraction to sunlight as “addiction” only involved seven subjects and didn’t actually use real indoor tanning sessions, a closer analysis of the study’s protocol revealed.

2011-08-24 Faulty Study copy“The new study involved seven frequent …

Nashville Event Features Stossel, 30 Panelists

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

More than 30 expert salon panelists will join Smart Tan consultants, hired speakers, scientific experts and keynote speaker John Stossel at Smart Tan Downtown’s educational conference in what will be Smart Tan’s most complete business transformation convention in the event’s …

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