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FDA Panel Mulls Tanning Bed Ban For Teens Under 18

April 4, 2010  ·  By HM&M


Federal health experts are now saying that additional restrictions are needed” to protect teenagers from the cancer risks of tanning beds, including a potential ban for people under 18. ” (Gaithersburg, MD, AP, 3/25). As a personal injury and products liability attorney, I strongly supports additional guidelines and limitations on tanning bed use, especially for teenagers.

As a possible solution, the Food and Drug Administration recommends “the agency put tighter controls on artificial tanning, ranging from requiring parental consent forms to banning the practice in younger teens.” This recommendation takes into consideration the lack of any demonstrated benefit of artificial tanning, something that has become a phenomenon among the high school aged population.

Other experts, however, assert that at this point the evidence is not strong enough to support to total ban. Regardless, several studies have linked artificial tanning to skin cancer, thus the FDA is rightfully evaluating possible regulations.

April 4, 2010

Government Orders Recall of 1.2 Million High Chairs

As a products liability and personal injury attorney in Chicago, I urge parents to pay attention to recalls affecting products they may be using for their children and replace the recalled products as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary injuries. This week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of 1.2 million high chairs... Read More

April 4, 2010

Feds Cited Massey Mine Twice on Day of Explosion

As a personal injury lawyer in Chicago, I am both saddened and disappointed in the West Virginia Mine explosion that caused 25 needless deaths. Quickly after the explosion, news surfaced that the Massey Energy coal mine had a less than stellar record for safety, which appear to have been more like slaps on the wrists... Read More

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