Media Releases

Stay in the Sun Six Times Longer with a Base Tan

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Joint Canadian Tanning Association recommends indoor tanning to build a base tan before outdoor vacations this summer. A base tan can give you up to six times the protection from sunburning in the natural sun. continue reading

Indoor Tanning Equipment in the Spring can make Vitamin D

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Canadians can’t obtain vitamin D from natural sun exposure in the months of October through April. The Joint Canadian Tanning Association wants Canadian to know published research, and anecdotal evidence, actually shows that indoor sunbathing may be a more effective option for increasing vitamin D levels than supplements. continue reading

Professional Salons Respond to Ontario Tanning Legislation

Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) as the representative voice for Canada’s professional salon sector responds to the Ontario government’s introduction of a “teen ban” on UV light exposure. continue reading

JCTA Members Must Follow Professional Standards as of 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Joint Canadian Tanning Association’s (JCTA) members now must agree to follow Professional Standards for indoor tanning salons as set out on the new educational consumer website, The JCTA created guidelines in 2006 for salons to follow and the JCTA memberships have now made it mandatory to follow these Professional Standards. continue reading

Ban Self-serve Indoor Tanning in Canada

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) wants Canadians to stop using self-serve tanning facilities. Indoor tanning equipment should be controlled by a trained and industry certified staff according to the JCTA. continue reading

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