The Earth Is Flat!
The Sun Rotates Around The Earth!
You Can’t Get Vitamin D From A Sunbed!
In a case which seems more to belong to the time of the Spanish inquisition than to the USA of today, the Houston-based indoor tanning salon chain “Darque Tan” agreed to pay 141,520 US$ to the State of Texas for having “deployed an advertising campaign that improperly claimed that customers at its 60 indoor tanning facilities would benefit from increased Vitamin D levels – which the company said would reduce cancer risks.”
This is how the General Attorney Greg Abbott in the darque state of Texas motivates his legal assault on Darque Tan…
“Under state law, tanning bed salons can only advertise that the use of indoor tanning beds darkens the skin but cannot claim that tanning improves the health of customers. Further, a device such as a tanning bed cannot be marketed on the basis of its health benefits unless its use for that purpose has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”
Maybe Darque Tan went too far in their marketing when they mentioned the cancer-reducing possibilities of Vitamin D but to gag anyone from mentioning the physiologically, electromagnetically and medically well-established facts about how UVB-photons make Vitamin D in human skin is to suppress the truth, the tanning truth.
Apparently dairy manufacturers can market their milk as “one of the easiest ways to get more vitamin D” (http://www.getyourd.com/)
And Kellogg’s can write on their site: “And cereal with milk is a leading source of 10 nutrients in children’s diets — bringing essential vitamins such as A, B6, B12 and D to your breakfast table each morning.” (http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/nutrition/the-benefits-of-cereal.html)
But when a sunbed provider tries to say the same things about what actually is “the real deal” when it comes to vitamin D, it is against the law.
Of course, milk and cereals will never be a threat towards the established billion-dollar cancer maintenance industry. Indoor tanning definitely is.
Maybe it’s like they say about Texas – “It’s Like a Whole Other Country”?