Get Your "Sunshine Vitamins" at Planet Tan

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Get Your "Sunshine Vitamins" at Planet Tan

Planet Tan, home of Dallas/Fort Worth's premier tanning super centers, and the most respected brand in the industry, announced today that it fully supports the position that the Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) took by placing an ad in USA TODAY touting the benefits of moderate UV Exposure. The ad ran nationally on April 30, 2008 and proclaimed the positive effects of obtaining vitamin D from sunlight.

In the article, Sarah Longwell, ITA Communications Director, was quoted as saying "More science is emerging every day confirming the enormous health benefits of vitamin D and the significant health consequences of not getting enough of it." Recent studies have indicated that vitamin D actually protects against a number of cancers and decreases the risk of heart disease, but that 60% of Americans are vitamin D deficient.

"It is clear that there are many positive effects from soaking up a little sunlight - indoors or outdoors," said Tony Hartl, Founder of Planet Tan. "To get your daily dose of the 'sunshine vitamin' we invite you to visit any one of our 13 locations in the Metroplex and we will help create a little sunshine in your day."

ABOUT PLANET TAN
Planet Tan is the official tanning center for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, and the Dallas Stars Ice Girls. They are the leader in tanning super centers, operating 15 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.    Planet Tan has been recognized on the SMU "Dallas 100" list as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in Dallas, and was selected as the "Best Place to Work in DFW" by the Dallas Business Journal in 2006 and 2007. Looking Fit magazine ranked Planet Tan in their "Top 250" - the top 1% of tanning centers in North America. The company has also been included in the Inc. 5000 magazine 2007 list of 5000 fastest growing companies in America. The company was founded in 1995 by Tony Hartl, and is based in Garland, Texas. To learn more about Planet Tan memberships and locations, visit http://www.planettan.com.

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