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State Lawmakers Take Testimony on Proposed Indoor Tanning Limits

State Lawmakers Take Testimony on Proposed Indoor Tanning Limits

The State Legislature is considering a proposal to ban minors from using indoor tanning facilities in Michigan.

A Michigan House committee is hearing testimony Tuesday from the Michigan State Medical Society -- the doctor's lobby -- along with a young cancer survivor.

Supporters of the bills say the effort is designed to protect Michigan children from cancer.

They point to studies saying indoor tanning has been directly linked to a dramatic increase in the risk for a variety of cancers, including cancer of the eye, and melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

They say currently, indoor tanning use by teens, especially teenage girls, is at epidemic proportions, adding that nearly one in three 12th grade girls get indoor tans on a regular basis.

The bills are before the House Regulatory Reform Committee.

 

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