Monday, February 20, 2012

Teen tanning beds

  • BOISE, Idaho — Skin doctors told lawmakers to ban teen use of tanning beds, while personal liberties activists argued against turning Idaho into a nanny state.
  • (Idaho Statesman)
  • such as tanning beds and sun lamps, is a known carcinogen. Yet, nearly 30 million people tan indoors in the United States annually. Of these, 2.3 million are teens.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Many teens are heading to tanning salons in the mistaken belief that salon tans are safe. Artificial tanning is not risk-free. The intensity of ultraviolet radiation produced by tanning beds is 10-15 times higher than the sun. UVR is a known human carcinogen.
  • (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • States including Washington, West Virginia and Utah are considering similar legislation this year, while Colorado lawmakers are weighing a proposal that would require parental notification for teens to use UV tanning beds.
  • (The Spokesman-Review)
  • She said she rarely lets anyone younger than 18 use her tanning beds. She said shes made some exceptions for teens before graduation ceremonies, but for only five minutes. The proposed tanning ban, SB 6249, is sponsored by state Sen.
  • (Seattle Times)
  • Maryland teens may soon be banned from using an electric tanning bed.
  • (NBC Washington)
  • BOISE, Idaho -- Some state legislators are trying to keep teenagers away from tanning beds. A proposed bill would put in a place a ban on anyone less than 18-years-old using a tanning bed.
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  • Scientists opposed to the bill said studies that suggest serious risks are associated with tanning beds are skewed because they include very fair-skinned people who are more likely to develop melanoma.
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  • DENVER – Colorado is in the minority of states in not passing tanning bed limits for children.
  • (Durango Herald)

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