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As I was doing my monthly research for this piece, I found an internet link worth noting. A question came to the auto section of the Chicago Tribune website. No, I was not looking for a deal on a new truck – my 2002 Chevy 1500 is running just fine, thank you. This was a question on UV, skin cancer … and sunroofs. The question (quite pragmatic, too) was about whether sun overexposure was a key link to skin cancer, and if so, why aren’t auto manufacturers required to place a warning on vehicles that have sunroofs?
Team IST searches for erroneous, suspect or negative reporting by the media that adversely impacts the tanning industry. Reports such as these have plagued tanning businesses for decades. Although the media sources will seldom admit a falsehood and print a retraction, IST offers these well-crafted responses to the negative reports that can be shared with your customers and potential customers, alike.
A 26-year industry veteran, Joe has taught certified salon operator training for the last 15 years, as well as advocating indoor tanning in many capacities. Joe is a sought-after speaker and presenter at both national & regional trade events, also interacting with the FDA, state & local regulatory agencies. During his most recent tenure with the ITA, he served as director of membership.
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