Tampa dermatologist supports new study showing increased tanning bed restrictions

Dr. Seth Forman says increased legislation on youth access to tanning beds protects them from long-term cancer risks

(PR NewsChannel) / July 20, 2012 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Tampa dermatologist Forman dermatology and skin cancer instituteWhile a visit to the tanning bed has become a popular free-time activity in the United States, a recent study published earlier this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows a significant increase in tanning bed restrictions both within the United States and around the world.

The report shows that the number of states who imposed restrictions on tanning bed access jumped from 19 in 2003 to 34 in 2011. The legislation ranges from written consent forms from parents to bans on indoor tanning for those younger than 18 years old. Tampa dermatologist Dr. Seth Forman is one of a number of dermatologists who are pleased to see this growing trend.

“Indoor tanning exposes the skin to high levels of UV-rays. This puts people, especially children at a higher risk for all types of skin cancer,” says the Tampa dermatologist.

Forman is the founder of Forman Dermatology and Skin institute, located in Tampa, Fla. and has appeared on TV shows across the country, including the nationally syndicated show “The Doctors” to provide sun-protection tips and to demonstrate his breakthrough skin cancer treatments.

The Tampa dermatologist has also become a leading advocate of skin care and dermatological practices in the Tampa area, appearing numerous times on local news programs.

“The amount of UV that a person absorbs from the sun can be harmful, let alone the close proximity that a tanning bed provides,” Forman said. The Tampa dermatologist favors increased legislation on indoor tanning because it is designed to protect minors.

“It’s difficult for minors to understand the long-term issues that come with excessive UV exposure. The tan may look nice for a few weeks but the risk of melanoma or other types of skin cancer is far greater,”

For more information about Dr. Seth Forman, Tampa dermatology or Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, please visit: http://www.formanderm.com.

About Dr. Seth Forman: Dr. Forman is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Tampa, Florida. He was voted the “Best Dermatologist in Carrollwood” in August 2011 by the Carrollwood News and Tribune. In December 2011, he opened his new Tampa dermatology office, Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, where he gives psoriasis sufferers access to the latest treatment options, including topical and oral medications, as well as biological and phototherapy. Dr. Forman is one of the few Tampa dermatologists to offer narrowband light therapy, which uses pharmaceutical grade light to suppress psoriasis. He’s also one of the few board-certified dermatologists in the U.S. to use the SRT-100 radiotherapy to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.


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