Tuesday, July 17, 2012
NY Teenagers to be Banned From Tanning Beds
Teens under age 17 in New York will be banned from indoor tanning under a new law intended to protect children from ultraviolet radiation and a higher risk of skin cancer. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the measure on Monday and it will take effect in 30 days. New York currently bars indoor tanning for children under 14, but allows 14- to 17-year-olds to go indoor tanning with parental permission. The law says operators of tanning beds and booths are required to get signed permission on behalf of customers who are 17.