LOUSIANA BANS TANNING FOR UNDER 18-YEARS
Lousiana has just passed a law banning indoor tan for minors under 18 years old. It is a well thought out measure to protect its youth from the dangers of indoor tanning.
Tans are caused by harmful ultra violet (UV) radiation from sun or tanning lamps. Both can cause DNA damage to skin. Many studies have linked Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, to use of indoor tanning.
There is no such thing as healthy tanning. Indoor tanning provides a sun protection factor of about 3, against the recommended level of at least 15 SPF. Indoor tanning is designed to give you high levels of UV radiation in a short time.
Tanning affects the top layer of your skin (epidermis) first and then goes into dermis, next layer of skin under epidermis, to cause damage. Melanoma, which occurs less often than other types of skin, is the most serious and dangerous type of skin cancer, emerging as the leading cause of skin cancer deaths.
In US, nearly 419,000 cases of skin cancer are reported every year. Other States should also, therefore, look into the harmful effects of indoor tanning and follow Lousiana lead.
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