The danger of UV rays
On September 1, 2013, Texas became the 5th state to join the act to ban minors from tanning beds. Now there are 41 states that do not allow minors in tanning beds. Many states have passed this law because melanoma is one of the most common cancers in 15 to 19 year olds in the U.S. Starting indoor tanning before the age of 18 increases melanoma risk by 85% and during early adulthood (before the age of 40) the risk is increased by 41%.
We believe it is a good thing that Texas does not allow minors to use tanning beds. With all the health risks that come with tanning indoors, it is best to not use tanning beds. Texas legislators should limit the number of times you can tan in one year. Then, the risk of getting skin caner will be greatly reduced.