Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act Heads To Senate

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by WCCB Charlotte

CHARLOTTE,NC-- North Carolina is trying to pass a law that will prevent anyone underage of 18 from using indoor tanning facilities.

North Carolina says cases of Melanoma are on the rise especially among teens.

Melanoma is said to be the most common form of cancer in young adults from 25-29 years old, UV radiation in tanning beds can also be up to 15 times greater than the sun.

The Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act has already been approved by the House and will now go to the Senate for approval.

Current N.C law already prohibits anyone under the age of 13 from using a tanning bed.

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