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FDA urges stronger warnings for tanning beds


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- With a rise in skin cancer in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing that stronger warnings be posted to warn young people about the risks of using tanning beds.

If the proposal is finalized, it would reclassify sunlamp products and require labeling to include warnings to those 18-years-of-age and younger.

One Rochester woman knows the dangers all too well.

Kristina Rist, a student at RCTC, shared with us how she needed surgery on her ankle to remove melanoma. She now says she uses spray tan products, instead of tanning beds.

We tried to speak with several different local tanning salons to get their side of the story, but so far, we haven't found anyone willing to speak to us on camera.

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