Illinois Bans Indoor Sun Tanning for Minors under 18

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Stricter laws are preventing teens from tanning indoors. wants to know your opinion.

talk with your children about safely bathing in the sun

Illinois along with California, Nevada, Texas, Vermont, and Oregon, have just passed legislation that prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from tanning indoors.

Introduced by Reps. Robin Gable and Raymond Poe, legislation prohibiting the use of indoor tanning beds by minors under 18, passed both the Illinois Senate and House on May 20. Gov. Patrick Quinn signed the bill into law on Aug. 15, 2013. The law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

The Illinois House and Senate passed this legislation shortly after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed stricter regulations on indoor tanning beds, as well as a strong recommendation against the use of tanning beds by minors under the age of 18.

It is important to talk with your children about safely bathing in the sun, indoors and outdoors to increase their understanding of overexposure and motivate them to take care of their skin by using indoor tanning lotions, sunless tanning products, and spf's to nourish and protect their skin.

Tanaholics wants to know if you are for or against the new laws. Please email admin(at)tanaholics(dot)com and share your opinions.

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