I Support a Federal Ban on the sale of Indoor UV Tanning Exposure to Minors
- Federal Legislators - United States Congress
- United States of America
In August 2009, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) added the use of tanning beds/sunlamps to their list of “Group 1 Carcinogens” or agents/mixtures that are directly involved in the promotion of cancer in humans.
Other Group 1 Carcinogens include exposure to tobacco smoke and mustard gases. Studies indicate that the use of tanning beds before the age of 30 increases the risk of skin cancer by 75%.
According to the American Dermatology Association, it is estimated that there will be over 120,000 new cases of melanoma diagnosed in the United States in 2009 — and this number is on the rise. More and more young men and women are being diagnosed with melanoma every day. Many have visited tanning beds.
Please support a Federal Ban on the sale of indoor UV Tanning to minors. Let's put an end to another industry profitting at the expense of the health of our minors!
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I am a resident of the United States and I strongly support a ban on the sale of indoor UV tanning exposure to minors.
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The I Support a Federal Ban on the sale of Indoor UV Tanning Exposure to Minors petition to Federal Legislators - United States Congress was written by Amy Waldrop and is in the category Health at GoPetition.