Pediatricians Recommend Prohibiting Minors from Indoor Tanning

by: cancercompass

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new policy Monday supporting legislation prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning salons.

"There are more tanning facilities in the U.S. than there are Starbucks or McDonald's," Dr. Sophie J. Balk, of the American Academy of Pediatrics, told Reuters. "More than a million visits are made every day."

According to the AAP, the ultraviolet radiation from tanning beds is 10 to 15 times higher than the midday sun. Furthermore, the organization claims that skin cancer rates, including for the most serious of the disease - melanoma - are rising, particularly in young people.

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