California Bans Indoor Tanning For Minors

In a surprise move, this week California became the first state to ban indoor tanning for anyone under the age of 18.

About 30 other states have restrictions on indoor tanning for minors but California’s new law will the strictest, prohibiting the minor’s use of a tanning bed even with parental consent.

The American Academy of Dermatology applauds California’s move. Growing evidence has linked exposure to UV light with an increased risk of developing skin cancer including the most serious type, melanoma.