To help prevent the occurrence of cancer resulting from the use of ultraviolet tanning lamps by imposing more stringent controls on the use of such devices, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds as follows: (1) Two million Americans--approximately 70 percent of whom are girls and women--visit a tanning salon each day. (2) In July 2009, the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph Working Group raised the classification of the use of UV-emitting tanning devices to Group 1, ``carcinogenic to humans''. (3) The new carcinogen classification places tanning beds alongside tobacco smoke, asbestos, and uranium as known cancer- causing agents. (4) The World Health Organization reports that the risk of cutaneous melanoma is increased by 75 percent when use of tanning devices starts before 30 years of age. (5) According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there were over 120,000 new melanomas diagnosed in the United States during 2009 and approximately 8,650 people were estimated to die from melanoma during 2009. (6) In a December 2008 Report to Congress, FDA determined, through its own analysis, that the current warning labels for indoor tanning devices do not effectively communicate the risks associated with indoor tanning and is therefore reviewing modifications to the labeling requirements in an effort...