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Upcoming Webinar on Wednesday, May 26, 2010—Indoor Tanning: Risks of Ultraviolet Radiation

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Do you have questions about indoor tanning? Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates tanning beds?

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. Eastern Time

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

(View and listen to archived presentation here)

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


  • 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.

To join the webinar:

  1. Click the URL https://collaboration.fda.gov/indoortanning/ (or cut and paste it into your Internet browser)
  2. Click "Enter as a Guest" button, fill in your name, then click "Enter Room" 

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.

This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

Date Posted: May 21, 2010

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