It takes 2 important steps to safeguard our health – the science needs to be there, and the education of the consumer needs to be clear. With growing evidence of the dangers of UV radiation, tanning is becoming less a mark of beauty, and more a mark of denial. Suncare protection is about prevention. There are some great self-tanners out there if Summer still means putting an amber glow on – from Jane Iredale and Supergoop, for example. You can apply these lotions that interact with your skin’s chemistry to give a sun-kissed look, but be sure to add a broad spectrum sunscreen to block UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays from the sun.
Hawaii 10th state to ban minors from indoor tanning
Publish date: JUL 03, 2014
By: Heather Onorati
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hawaii has passed legislation that prohibits minors under the age of 18 from indoor tanning, according to a news release.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed the bill that becomes effective immediately. The bill is supported by the American Academy of Dermatology, whose president, Brett M. Coldiron, M.D., F.A.A.D., commended the state for joining the fight against skin cancer,” Dr. Coldiron said in the news release. “The science is clear. The risk for developing melanoma increases by 59 percent in individuals who have been exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning devices, and the risks increase with each subsequent use. Since 2.3 million teens tan indoors in the United States annually, restricting teens’ access to indoor tanning is critical to preventing skin cancer.”
In addition to the AADA, the ban was supported by AIM at Melanoma, American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association, Hawaii Department of Health, and the Hawaii Skin Cancer Coalition.
Hawaii follows Vermont, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, New Jersey, Nevada, Texas and Washington by passing legislation that prohibits minors under the age of 18 from indoor tanning. The law is effective immediately.
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