Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer for Kentucky Youth


  • ACS CAN supports legislation that would restrict adolescents younger than 18 years old from using indoor tanning devices.

  • ˜Kentucky has one of the highest incident and death rates from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, in the nation—even higher than Florida, Arizona, or California.

  • ˜An increase in skin cancer has been linked to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by indoor tanning devices.  Younger people are at a higher risk than the rest of the population of suffering from harmful effects later in life.