Oregon lawmakers advance ban on young teen tanning

Associated Press
Oregon lawmakers advance ban on young teen tanning

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2010, file photo, Katie Donnar, 18, shows the scar from where melanoma was on the calf of her leg, in front of a tanning bed like the on she used at her home and at the tanning salons, in Vincennes, Ind.. Donnar was in the sixth grade when she started using tanning beds. Across the nation, lawmakers are debating where to draw the line on young teen tanning, considering proposals that would make it illegal to expose minors to ultraviolet rays from sunlamps. Oregon democratic lawmakers, along with several medical professionals and industry representatives, want to keep minors away from tanning beds, citing increased risks of skin cancer amongst young people who use tanning beds. (AP Photo/ Daniel R. Patmore, File)

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