there are still a lot of
years ahead in which
they will be outdoors,
and it’s too early to
start damaging their
i do not think teenagers should be allowed
to tan. i should know.
i’ve just come from the
Carol A. Walker
tanning can cause
younger people may
not make choices that
are wise for long-range
salons be off-limits
The World heal Th organiza Tion wants to prohibit anyone 18
or younger from indoor tanning facilities. While there are no federal laws
in the United States restricting youths’ access to tanning beds, half the states
have their own restrictions.
Those who want a ban for teens say that tanning can do a lot of damage to young skin that will cause repercussions later in life and that not all
young people are able to exercise good judgment about using tanning beds.
Critics argue that the health risks from tanning are from overexposure or
burning, not from moderate tanning. They say the risks have been exaggerated
and that indoor tanning is not more dangerous for any specific age group.
What do you think?
an extra dose of
vitamin D is always a
good choice. if a delicate glow to your skin
makes you feel good
about yourself, tan on!
i think it’s oK as long
as they have their par-
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Prohibition ... gives
states too much control. health education
of parents and kids via
might be better.