Tan salon owner accused of making false claims

November 11, 2008 3:24:47 AM PST
The operator of a local tanning salon is in the hot seat, charged with falsely claiming its tans can prevent cancer. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The state Attorney General says ads from Darque Tan claim their indoor tanning beds can increase the body's level of Vitamin D and reduce the risk of cancer.

Texas law prohibits tanning salons from claiming health or medical benefits.

The state is seeking thousands of dollars in civil penalties related to the alleged false ads.

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