Tanning Bed Limits For Teens Up For Discussion In Legislature

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Tanning bed limits for teenagers are again up for discussion in the Colorado Legislature.

Colorado is one of the few states that don't restrict youth tanning bed use. A bill up for its first hearing in a House committee Thursday would change that. Minors under 15 would not be allowed to use indoor tanning beds without a doctor's note. Teens 15 to 18 would need parental permission every six months.

A similar bill was withdrawn last year. The indoor tanning industry calls the limits unnecessary, while health advocates say indoor tanning should be completely off-limits for people under 18.

Lawmakers in 25 other states consider bills that would introduce or tighten restrictions on young people tanning, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.