We said they were considering it. Now it's done.
If you're under 18 in California, you can no longer go tanning.
Though, can't you just go outside? Especially in California?
Minors in the state of California will no longer be allowed to use tanning beds after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from using ultraviolet tanning devices. The bill was part of a cluster of legislation signed on Sunday designed to "improve the health and well-being of Calfornians," according to a statement from the Governor's office.
Here's what the bill's sponsor had to say, and he's right:
"I praise Gov. Brown for his courage in taking this much-needed step to protect some of California's most vulnerable residents — our kids — from what the 'House of Medicine' has conclusively shown is lethally dangerous: ultraviolet-emitting radiation from tanning beds. If everyone knew the true dangers of tanning beds, they'd be shocked. Skin cancer is a rising epidemic and the leading cause of cancer death for women between 25 and 29."
Though, like we said, you can still get cancer from over exposure to the sun just by tanning outside, too. Though it won't be as accelerated.
Either way, does this sit well with you, or not??
[Image via AP Images.]
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