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News Archive for October, 2011

Natural Living Blogger Ridicules California Ban

Monday, October 31st, 2011

A popular natural lifestyle blogger has ridiculed California’s recent legislative ban of indoor tanning for those under 18 years of age, asking, “What’s next, shutting down the beaches on sunny days?”

John Durant, whose “Hunter-Gatherer” blog promotes common sense lifestyle …

UV Benefits Outweigh Risks, New Study Says

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The health benefits of carefully increased UV exposure — from the sun or from sunbeds — outweigh the disputed and often-oversimplified risks of permanent skin damage, according to an Oslo University study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition this …

Vitamin D Council Opens Autism Clinic

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Vitamin D’s suspected role in preventing the development of childhood autism is being met head-on by California’s Vitamin D Council, which this week opened a free clinic to treat vitamin D deficiency in children with autism.

“Studies show that many …

Smart Tan Downtown Makes National News

Monday, October 24th, 2011

National media outlets and Yahoo! News led a list of media organizations in attendance at this year’s Smart Tan Downtown convention in Nashville Oct. 14-16, each producing coverage driven largely by celebrity appearances at the event.

Appearances from several …

Price-Per-Session Increasing: Smart Tan Poll

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The average price-per-session for UV tanning increased in 2011 in 39 percent of tanning businesses, according to the results of a poll conducted in October.

According to the poll, 39 percent increased their price-per-session average in 2011 over 2010, …

Nashville Exhibitors Report Strong Sales

Friday, October 21st, 2011

A larger exhibit floor bustled with sales and upbeat salon attendees at Smart Tan Downtown in Downtown Nashville Oct. 14-16, with preliminary reports from manufacturers indicating that tanning equipment sales have picked up this year.

“Obviously, that’s a leading indicator …

33 Win $105,000 at Smart Tan Downtown

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Thirty-three tanning business owners won more than $105,000 in prizes in the “Wheel of Smart Tan” prize give-away game show that closed Smart Tan’s 16th Annual Convention, Smart Tan Downtown, Sunday afternoon in downtown Nashville.

The three-day conference and two-day …

Is Sunscreen Group Lying About ‘D’ Sources?

Monday, October 17th, 2011

2011-06-20 Is Sunscreen Group Lying About D Sources copy“Vitamin D is essential for strong bones and a healthy immune system. While a limited amount of vitamin D can be obtained from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the health risks of UV exposure — including skin cancer