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As the classroom instructor for the IST Magazine Sun is Life® Training & Certification course, I find that this month’s “Industry Watchdog” column speaks to me on a personal level. Surfing along, checking out “who’s saying what” about indoor tanning, I found this nugget: “I survived melanoma and I want you to know: indoor tanning is dangerous.” (See cancer.net/blog/2018-01/i-survived-melanoma-and-i-want-you-know-indoor-tanning-dangerous)
While I understand her concern, she does a huge disservice to anyone who read her personal opinion of indoor tanning.
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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