I Call on the Missouri Legislature to Support Legislation that Restricts Youth Under the Age of 18 From Using Indoor Tanning Devices
Let's protect a future generation from melanoma and other skin cancers by prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning devices.
The evidence is clear:
- People using tanning beds before the age of 35 increase their risk of melanoma by 59%
- Over 30% of 12th grade girls and over 20% of 11th grade girls in Missouri used a tanning bed in the last year
- In Missouri, new cases of melanoma have doubled in the last 9 years
I call on the Missouri Legislature to support legislation that restricts youth under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices.
Thank you for signing our petition to protect youth from the dangers of indoor tanning. We will keep you updated on the next steps in our campaign.