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BREAKING NEWS: Utah Tanning Bill Awaits Vote, Needs Support


The Utah House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that would prohibit the use of tanning salons by anyone under the age of 13, and would require minors aged 14-18 to be accompanied by a parent, unless the minor has a written order from a physician.  The bill would also require that the tanning facility provide a clearly written warning concerning the health risks associated with tanning, a consent form which the accompanying parent would be required to sign.  This consent form would require a parent signature each time the minor utilized a tanning facility in the state of Utah.


SB 41 will soon be voted on by the full House of Representatives in Utah.  This bill is extremely significant, particularly as melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death in US women ages 25-30 and the second most common cancer in women aged 20-29.   It is believed that the popularity of tanning salons has contributed to the deadly increase in melanoma among young women in recent years.


The SDPA urges all Utah residents–particularly Dermatology professionals, PAs, and all concerned citizens interested in protecting minors from melanoma–to strongly support SB 41.  


Utah residents may click here to quickly voice their support for this breakthrough legislation.


Read More: Current full-text of SB 41


[Original Image by: Brian Turner

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