Regional
10:28 am
Tue February 8, 2011

Bill Would Ban Teen Tanning

New Mexico – Teenagers under 18 could no longer use tanning beds under a measure pending in the Legislature.

Proponents say the restrictions would protect teenagers from cancer risks.

Democratic Sens. Mary Jane Garcia, Cynthia Nava and Dede Feldman introduced a bill Monday to make it a misdemeanor for tanning salons to allow younger teens to use a tanning device.

Last year, a panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration suggested more controls on tanning beds, ranging from parental consent forms to a potential ban for those under 18.

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The tanning ban bill is SB430.

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Online:

Legislature: www.nmlegis.gov