Indiana Tanning Bed Laws Changing
After a snowy and cold winter, many “spring breakers” will be heading to the tanning beds before jetting off to a much warmer destination in the coming weeks. However, thanks to Governor Mike Pence, the laws have changed. No longer will a minor under 17 years old be allowed to jump in a tanning bed, even with parental consent. Seventeen year olds will still be able to enjoy tanning beds as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The ultraviolet radiation from tanning beds poses serious health risks, especially if exposed beginning at a younger age. While many feel that tanning makes them look better or have a “glow,” the tan is only a sign of skin damage that many of these teens might regret later in life. Studies have shown in the past that there is a direct link between indoor tanning devises and cancers such as skin cancer and eye cancer. To read more about the effects of indoor tanning and risks of ultraviolet rays, click here .
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