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NY Senate to protect more teens from skin cancer

NY Senate to protect more teens from skin cancer

June 12, 2018 04:01 PM

The New York State Senate passed a bill Tuesday protecting more children from dangerous, and possibly cancerous, UV exposure. 

The bill specifically prohibits children under the age of 18 from using tanning facilities. 

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"Common sense says we should avoid those situations that can knowingly cause harm," Senator Boyle said. "The American Cancer Society has noted that the highest risk for skin cancer lies in avoiding the use of indoor tanning facilities".

According to The American Cancer Society, the younger a child exposes themselves to harmful UV rays, the greater at risk they are for developing skin cancer later in life. 

The current law in place prohibits anyone under the age of 17 from using these facilities. This new bill, which will be sent to Governor Cuomo for review, goes a step further.  

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