A Ban On Tanning Beds In Buffalo?
There is a push in government to restrict tanning device use to anyone under 18 years old.
According to a story from Metro Source News:
Doctors say artificial tanning raises the risk of skin cancer. In New York alone, five-thousand cases of melanoma could be diagnosed this year. If the governor signs the bill, the state would be the 16th in the country to have legislation like this.
All that the bill needs is Governor Cuomo's signature.
Current law states that:
Effective August 15, 2012, New York State regulation prohibits persons under seventeen (17) years of age from using UV radiation devices. It requires that persons seventeen (17) years of age have a parent or legal guardian sign a consent form before using UV radiation devices. Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older must provide a driver's license or other photo identification, issued by a government entity or educational institution, before using UV radiation devices.
The American Cancer Society says that there is an increased risk of skin cancer, especially among young people, with the use of tanning devices.