In the News: Banning the Tanning Booth

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The U.S. states of Utah, Virginia and South Dakota, along with others, are seeking to put limits on the amount of time teens can be under the glow of the tanning bed. Concerns over skin cancer and other hygienic issues are at the root of new legislation. The restrictions vary. Some states ban tanning bed use completely for those under 18, while others require a parent present or a doctor’s prescription (‘27 States Now Restrict Use of Tanning Beds by Teenagers,” The Columbus Dispatch, March 30, 2007).

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