Did you know there’s a “deceptive campaign to keep you out of the sun?”
The Indoor Tanning Association recently placed an ad in the New York Times. With the headline “Tanning Causes Melanoma HYPE” it has caused some controversy and pushed some traffic to SunlightScam.com, the organization’s campaign website.
Their key points:
Here’s their ad:
As you would expect, The AAD couldn’t disagree more.
According to an their factsheet, a few of the risks of tanning include:
The AAD has a campaign of their own:
I know. OMG, the whole IM motif is pretty lame. But considering 2.3 million teen girls frequent tanning salons annually, I understand the approach.
If the Indoor Tanning Association is right, it’s one of the great healthscare scams in recent memory. If they are wrong, could they be any less responsible?
So, who do you believe? The Indoor Tanning Association or the American Academy of Dermatology?
Feel free to weigh in below.
Inspiration for this post came from Conrad Saam at Avvo. Thanks, Conrad!