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Originally published May 10 2013

Feds push for mandatory cancer warnings on tanning beds (but not radiotherapy devices)

by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Despite the fact that millions of Americans, both young and old, are grossly deficient in vitamin D, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on a crusade to fully discredit one of the best natural sources of this important hormone besides natural sunlight exposure. According to reports, the FDA recently unveiled a new proposal that would not only require stricter "safety" warnings to be placed on tanning beds and sun lamps, but also prohibit their use for people under the age of 18.

The agency's position is that tanning beds, which utilize ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation to trigger the production of vitamin D inside the body, are dangerous and should be avoided. Parroting the talking points of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and others in the disease industry, the FDA insists that people who use tanning beds have an elevated risk of developing melanoma and various other forms of skin cancer, the rates of which have apparently skyrocketed over the past 30 years.

But what this corrupt agency and various other mainstream groups are not telling you is that exposure to UVB radiation at the right intervals, in the appropriate amounts, and most importantly with optimal antioxidant levels in the body, is perfectly safe. In fact, it is actually necessary for the body to produce enough vitamin D to ward off a host of chronic diseases, including conditions like skin cancer.

"Your body is designed to get the vitamin D it needs by producing it when your bare skin is exposed to sunlight," says the well-respected Vitamin D Council. "The part of the sun's rays that is important is ultraviolet B (UVB). This is the most natural way to get vitamin D."

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What about cancer warnings for FDA-approved radiotherapy devices?

Ironically, the FDA seems little concerned with the very real dangers associated with radiotherapy devices, which are approved for the treatment of cancers. These devices emit extremely high levels of harmful, ionizing radiation that serve no beneficial purpose other than to kill cancer cells, as well as any healthy cells that inadvertently get caught in the fray.

According to a chart compiled by the website, the amount of radiation delivered by radiotherapy devices during highly-targeted cancer treatments is up to twice the generally-recognized fatal dose limit of 10,000 millisieverts (mSv). In light of this, does the FDA plan to place warning labels on these devices and advise young people under the age of 18 to avoid exposure? What about x-rays, CAT scans, and other radiation-emitting procedures?

It seems that only tanning beds, which can be safely used in moderation, are a target for the FDA. Even though healthy doses of UVB rays have actually been shown scientifically to prevent the formation of melanoma, the cancer industry and the FDA is saying the exact opposite, to the detriment of public health. Just be sure that the type of tanning bed you choose to use emits more UVB rays rather than UVA rays, and supplement with the skin-boosting antioxidant supplement astaxanthin, which will help protect your skin against too much UV exposure.

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