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-- -- for the hour now California is becoming the first state to ban.
Anyone under the age of eighteen from using tanning beds like this when.
Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill in the largest yesterday but it won't go into effect until next year.
California's current law bars fake baking for anyone under fourteen years old but teens ages fifteen to seventeen can't hand.
-- their parents' permission.
Trace Gallagher has news he's live in -- I don't know what parents give their kids permission to sit detaining -- but that they're not my kids or whatever what's happening here.
-- and the dealership if you look at these studies the state lawmakers really have some good evidence on their side -- mean for example the World Health Organization now says that tanning beds have been elevated to a level one carcinogen.
And then you look -- -- skin cancer institute and they're now saying that a new study says that 74%.
Of those who use these tanning beds it's actually increased for their likelihood to get melanoma that's pretty extravagant and a Stanford study says over the past decade skin cancer rates among California women between the ages of fifteen and 39 have doubled especially in high income areas.
Where women actually spend more time -- both indoors and outdoors.
Here now -- the lawmaker who sponsored the bill was.
Because that way the disease works you won't know we've got skin cancer after you walk out of when these tanning sessions sometimes two years later and that's why it's so dangerous.
New York Illinois Rhode Island and Ohio are now considering similar legislation -- Drinks are there enough people in that age group using tanning beds to -- that industry might.
Take a hit.
Yeah I think some you -- talk about a five billion dollar industry overall and 10% of those clients are.
Under the age of eighteen the Indoor Tanning Association says this new California laws based on nothing but junk science and they point to their own studies that say hey.
Indoor tanning also provides vitamin.
The industry issued this statement saying quote until we have more definitive signs that better explains the relationship between UV exposure to any number of skin problems it is premature for the government to weigh in against an industry it is made up largely.
Of women owning small businesses that employ tens of thousands of people and it turns out here in Southern California -- -- there are more tanning salons.
Then there are Starbucks or McDonald's.
While -- -- lot attaining this.
Trace Gallagher -- -- early newsroom -- thanks let's get to member of the fox is medically team on this for more -- now as doctors and our -- she's assistant professor of surgery.
At Mount Sinai Medical Center how bad is this for underage -- especially.
It is very bad for them they're much more susceptible to the damage that you be and you BB rays cause.
-- are responsible for the suntan that we get and -- -- tanning beds industry has decreased the number of UBB rays that are coming into -- We're being emitted through the beds.
But the UV -- -- are still very very potent as -- emitted from these tanning beds.
And it says you -- a -- -- -- deeper into the tissues caused the damage that's permanent and can be to skin cancer.
I was surprised to read thirty other states recorded on this and in a number of other countries have done it across their nation right Britain has done it Brazil -- -- has banned tanning beds out right.
But -- United Kingdom a senate Scotland senate Germany.
Other states and Australians in certain states and Canada have also done this.
Because of the impact that we know that tanning -- have on skin cancer.
And it's -- pointed out 7755%.
Increased risk of developing melanoma for women that channel for people that -- -- use ticket indoor tanning beds.
And the most susceptible those -- -- under the age of 35 it's going to be very hard for any parent to keep his or children.
Out of solid all day I mean kids want to be outside yet and something.
But that this is the -- son and the and indoor radiate an indoor tanning beds.
-- that the sun emits.
Only less than 50% of what the you'd -- at what the tanning beds -- they met.
So definitely there's -- -- visit there's less exposure through through the -- to the UV AN UBB rays but there's certain things that we can do to protect ourselves we can Wear clothing we can Wear hats.
Most of us use sunblock and when the sun as opposed to going to tanning bed we don't use -- sun block.
And so you know those are ways that we can protect ourselves we're dealing with the natural sunlight -- -- -- -- -- -- You -- -- pay that they're greatest spraying them on these days isn't it and that's conductors and Arco were from the Bucs is medically -- currencies --
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