Understanding Act 41 - Indoor Tanning Regulation
The Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery wants to promote awareness of the Indoor Tanning Regulation Act (Act 41) to all Pennsylvanians.
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Check out our Legislative Information page for more information.
Dangers of Tanning - A Mother's Testimonial
The American Academy of Dermatology presents a mother's testimonial about the dangers of tanning
What is Skin Cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, of which nearly 100% of all diagnosed cases are either basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or melanoma. To learn more about incidence, survival and mortality rates, in addition to risk factors, prevention and detection, view the American Academy of Dermatology's skin cancer fact sheet.
Since exposure to ultraviolet light is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, it is important to protect yourself by always using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and finding shade. It is recommended that everyone perform regular skin self-exams to check for signs of skin cancer and to alert your dermatologist if you observe anything suspicious.
Weblinks and Other Resources
Find out more about how to protect you and your family from the damaging rays of the sun while still enjoying your outdoor activities.
Learn about the dangers of indoor tanning and why this is not a safe way to get a tan.
Learn about Melanoma an increasingly common form of skin cancer that can affect people of all ages. With early detection the outlook for most patients with Melanoma is very good.