The debate over indoor tanning is raging at Queen’s Park. NDP health critic France Gelinas has introduced a private member’s bill which would ban anyone under 18 from using tanning beds except if medically prescribed. Salons would also be required to display signs about the potential dangers of tanning. Gelinas says the bill is aimed at an industry that targets impressionable youth. Joanne Di Nardo of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Ontario Division, says research shows people under 35, who use tanning beds, have a 75 per cent increased risk of developing potentially deadly melanoma. Currently in Canada, Nova Scotia and British Columbia have already passed laws against indoor tanning for those under 19 and 18.
One Response to “MPP’s debate potential ban of indoor tanning for anyone under 18”
April 27th, 2012 at 9:12 am
My husband had stage 3 melanoma from working in the sun being a framer. He spent 1 whole year on treatment and three surgeries to remove it from his arm. He can no longer be in the sun and it really has changed his life. Enjoying a beautiful sunny day no matter what time of year it is, is now a thing of the past for him. My husband was only 34 when he developed the melanoma.