N.C. bill would ban indoor tanning for minors

02/19/2013 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

A bill under consideration by the North Carolina House Health and Human Services Committee would ban anyone younger than 18 from indoor tanning at salons. The state now requires parental permission for indoor tanning for 14- to 17-year-olds. "The numbers are very convincing that sun exposure carries a cancer risk, and people under 18 seem to be more vulnerable than older folks," said bill co-sponsor and neurosurgeon Rep. Jim Fulghum, R-Wake County.

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