|Posted:||April 16, 2013 03:32 PM|
|From:||Representative Frank A. Farry|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Indoor Tanning Regulations|
|Cancer is a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. Thankfully, due to advances in healthcare, many cancer patients are experiencing better health outcomes. However, there is still a form of cancer whose incidence is increasing – melanoma. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in young adults aged 25-29 years old, and 1 in every 20 cases of melanoma can be attributed to use of indoor tanning beds. Which is why, in the near future, I will be introducing legislation which would provide for the regulation of indoor tanning facilities.
Indoor tanning has become popular despite the various health organizations declaring UV radiation irrespective of the source a known carcinogen. Unfortunately, this industry is not regulated in Pennsylvania. Thirty-six states in the country, including New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, and Ohio, have regulations restricting youth access to indoor tanning.
My proposed legislation would:
Please consider joining me in sponsoring this legislation. Thank you.
Introduced as HB1259