Skin Cancer and Indoor Tanning Devices

Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer in Young People

  • ACS CAN supports legislation to protect the public from an increased risk of skin cancer by prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning devices.
  • An increase in skin cancer has been directly linked to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by indoor tanning devices.  Younger people are at a higher risk of suffering from harmful effects later in life.