File photo of a person using a tanning bed. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

New Tanning Booth Restrictions for Teens Signed into Law

Anyone under 17 in Missouri will soon need signed parental consent before using a tanning booth, bed or other tanning device at a business.


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Mo. House Passes Parental Consent Bill for Tanning

Missouri teens younger than 17 would need parental consent to use tanning machines that emit ultraviolet rays.


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Ill. Gov. Quinn To Decide on Tanning Ban For Minors

“I think the government also knows better than Mom and Dad on cigarettes,” says State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), “It’s the same kind of cancer-causing substance.”


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Study Finds Melanoma Survivors Return To Unsafe Tanning

More than a quarter of melanoma survivors do not use sunscreen when outside for more than an hour and some still use tanning beds.


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Illinois House Considers Banning Teens from Tanning Salons

Bill sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) says the links between tanning and cancer are simply too strong to ignore.



Illinois Bill Would Ban Teens From Tanning Beds

Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) is sponsoring the bill. She says the light emitted from tanning beds is a Class 1 carcinogen.


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Survey: Many Mo. Tanning Facilities Allow Children

Dermatologists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis led the telephone survey. Results were published online Monday.


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Springfield’s Teen Tanning Ban Begins Tuesday

The young people can’t tan, even if their parents say it’s OK. The ordinance doesn’t apply to spray tans or tanning beds at private residences.


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Missouri House Endorses Teen Tanning Restrictions

The legislation would require annual parental consent for children younger than 17 years old to use tanning salons.


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D.A.R.E. Officer Charged With Videotaping At Tanning Salon

Customer allegedly saw him taping her with cell phone



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