Media Releases

Promote Vitamin D Testing for Public

Friday, January 25, 2013
Joint Canadian Tanning Association urges Canadian Cancer Society KELOWNA, BC –In support of the 2nd annual Tan Awareness Week June 1-8, the Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) is asking the Canadian Cancer Society to encourage Canadians to check their vitamin D blood levels, the same way it encourages skin cancer screening.… continue reading


Friday, January 25, 2013
KELOWNA, BC : The Joint Canadian Tanning Association today issued the following statement regarding the IARC publication in the August edition of “THE LANCET – Oncology” released July 28, 2009: “This report presents no new data, ignores confounding information, and attempts to reach a new conclusion with no new information”, said JCTA President, Doug McNabb.… continue reading

Ian Haysom: You’re Right. It Isn’t the Media’s Fault.

Friday, January 25, 2013
Ian Haysom: isn’t following up on it now the media’s responsibility? The Joint Canadian Tanning Association agrees with Canadian columnist Ian Haysom who wrote this week that all too often, people “blame the media” when reports come out that they don’t agree with.… continue reading

JCTA supports new study challenging “melanoma epidemic”

Friday, January 25, 2013
Scientists question link between UV exposure and melanoma. A British study released this week is casting a dark shadow of doubt over the widespread belief that any ultraviolet (UV) exposure is linked to increased incidences of melanoma. A September, 2009 British Journal of Dermatology report confirms what The Joint Canadian Tanning Society (JCTA) has maintained for years – there is insufficient proof linking melanoma to UV exposure.… continue reading

Indoor tanners benefit from exposure to vitamin D

Friday, January 25, 2013
TORONTO : The Canadian Cancer Society’s press statement today urging Canadians to take vitamin D supplements, but to avoid indoor tanning as a source of vitamin D, is misleading. We would like to remind Canadians that moderate exposure to UVB light from a tanning bed has significant impact on optimizing vitamin D levels.… continue reading

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