The state of Texas recently passed a bill into law that prohibits minors from using indoor tanning facilities. Teens under the age of 16 1/2 are no longer allowed to use indoor tanning beds and those between the ages of 16 1/2 & 18 will be required to have in-person parental consent before being allowed to tan.
The United States Department of Human Health & Services has declared that UV (ultra violet) exposure from both the sun and artificial sources is a known carcinogen (causes cancer). It's estimated that over 2.3 millions teens per year use indoor tanning facilities. Over 1 million new cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, will be diagnosed this year and many of these new cases will be teens.
Personally, I applaud Texas for passing this law. People don't seem to realize the danger that indoor tanning poses. I hope that the rest of the United States will follow Texas's example since there are so many safer and healthier alternatives to exposing oneself to UV rays.
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