Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Help Protect Kids from Cancer: Support a Ban on Youth Indoor Tanning

by Hank Dart

We've written a great deal in CNiC over the years on the dangers of indoor tanning, with one primary theme being the allure it has to young people, especially teenage girls.  It even seems to border on an addiction of sorts, as some research suggests

With UV exposure in youth and young adulthood a key contributor to later adult risk of skin cancer - including deadly melanoma - it's important to limit such exposure during the early years of life.

A new rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposes to protect youth from UV exposure from tanning beds by banning their use by minors under age 18.  Some states already have this restriction in place.  This rule would expand it nationwide, helping to protect all kids across the country.   

See the infographic below for more details, and click to support this proposed rule by leaving a comment on the FDA website by March 21, 2016. 

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