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Teens under age 17 in New York will be banned from indoor tanning under a new law intended to protect children from ultraviolet radiation and a higher risk of skin cancer.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure Monday. The new law also requires teens between the ages of 17 and 18 to obtain parental consent. It takes effect in 30 days.
“Exposure to UV radiation can be extremely harmful, particularly for younger people, and this new law will help protect teenagers from the heightened risk of skin cancer that can come from using indoor tanning devices,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This legislation recognizes that many tanning salons are small businesses facing economic challenges, however, protecting our children must always be our first priority.” Read the full News Article here.