Bill Making 18 the Minimum Age to Use Tanning Beds Passes Senate
There will be no more adding a little color from a tanning bed - if you're under 18 - and if the bill that just passed the Senate becomes a new Montana law.
A tanning bill has been in Montana legislation for the past 3 sessions. It never passed. But now, a bill that would make the minimum age to use tanning beds 18-years-old, has passed the Senate. The next step is a House committee for Montana lawmakers.
Of course there are arguments for both sides. Supporters of the bill argue about the effects of overexposure and possible skin cancer as a result of tanning at such an early age. Opponents say responsible tanning is the key to avoiding issues - not an age limit.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services says the risk of skin cancers can increase because of UV radiation from the sun and artificial sources like tanning beds and sun lamps.
What do you think about the possible age restriction? Good move or not needed?