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Indoor Tanning For Teens May Soon Be Illegal

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Indoor tanning for teens could be a thing of the past.

On Tuesday morning a group of physicians, parents and cancer survivors gathered before a house committee in support of a bill that would ban indoor tanning for minors.

Despite the risks, six other states have passed this bill and supporters are hoping that Michigan becomes the seventh.

Not everyone supports the move and some argue it will hurt local businesses.

"Several countries in Europe have done it. We're just trying to save lives," said Dr. Kay Watnick, Dermatologist.

"This bill overstates the risk when in fact professional tanning facilities are trying to educate people on how to avoid sunburn this bill will actually increase the incidents of sunburn," said Joseph Levy, Executive Director, International Smart Tan Network.

Right now in Michigan the law requires a written statement from a parent in order for minors to use indoor facilities.

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