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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION: Upcoming Webinar on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - Indoor Tanning: Risks of Ultraviolet Radiation

Saturday, May 22, 2010 General News J E 4
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SILVER SPRING, Md., May 21 Do you have questions about indoor tanning? Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates tanning beds?

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During a 30-minute webinar, experts from FDA will explain what ultraviolet (UV) radiation is and what risks are associated with it. They will also describe ways to reduce the risks posed by UV radiation from tanning beds.

An opportunity to ask questions will follow the presentation.

When: Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 2 p.m. ET

Where: https://collaboration.fda.gov/indoortanning/

Host: FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

phone: 1-800-638-2041

e-mail: dsmica@fda.hhs.gov

Featured speakers:

Sharon Miller, M.S.E.E., FDA ultraviolet radiation expert

CDRH's Division of Mammography Quality and Radiation Programs

Varsha Savalia, M.P.H., FDA tanning products compliance officer

CDRH's Division of Mammography Quality and Radiation Programs

Notes:

To join the webinar:

This webinar is the fourth in a series of monthly online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.

Find out more about the risks of indoor tanning at:

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm186687.htm

Sign up for e-mail notices of new FDA Consumer Updates at: https://service.govdelivery.com/service/subscribe.html?code=USFDA_9

View the FDA Consumer Update RSS feed at: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ContactFDA/StayInformed/RSSFeeds/Consumers/rss.xml

FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

Contact: Jason Brodsky of U.S. Food and Drug Administration, +1-301-796-8234; jason.brodsky@fda.hhs.gov

-- You will need computer speakers to listen to this webinar. Closed captioning will be available. -- There are a limited number of spots available for the webinar. Materials from the webinar will also be made available on the FDA Web site.

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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