The FDA Doesn't Highly Regulate Tanning Beds Despite the fact that the ultraviolet radiation emitted during a tanning bed session is a proven human carcinogen, the FDA lists tanning beds in the middle of the three regulatory classes for medical devices, Class II. That means currently, beds are given the same regulation as powered wheelchairs and select pregnancy tests, says The Skin Cancer Foundation. So basically, tan at your own, very high, risk.
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