Minden Press-Herald

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Sep 23rd

Panel backs ban on tanning beds for minors

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BATON ROUGE — Anyone under the age of 18 would be banned from using tanning beds, if lawmakers agree to a proposal overwhelmingly backed Wednesday by the House health care committee.

Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans, said her bill would lower risks of skin cancer associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds. She said she introduced the measure after hearing from dermatologists and reviewing data about the dangers associated with indoor tanning equipment.

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