February 2, 2012

Lumina News: Doctors renew push to ban teens from tanning beds

by Michelle Saxton
Thursday, January 26, 2012

A legislative study commission is examining the issue of whether to ban older teenagers from tanning salons in an effort to help address skin cancer among youth.

North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force committee members met recently to learn more about doctors’ continued efforts to increase the age of children requiring a written prescription to use indoor tanning equipment from 13 to younger than 18.

The North Carolina Dermatology Association has supported expanding the state’s ban and maintains tanning beds lead to an increased risk of melanoma — the most serious form of skin cancer...

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