Anyone under 17 in Missouri will soon need signed parental consent before using a tanning booth, bed or other tanning device at a business.
Missouri teens younger than 17 would need parental consent to use tanning machines that emit ultraviolet rays.
“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.”
More than a quarter of melanoma survivors do not use sunscreen when outside for more than an hour and some still use tanning beds.
Bill sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) says the links between tanning and cancer are simply too strong to ignore.
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) is sponsoring the bill. She says the light emitted from tanning beds is a Class 1 carcinogen.
Dermatologists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis led the telephone survey. Results were published online Monday.
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.
The legislation would require annual parental consent for children younger than 17 years old to use tanning salons.
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