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Tanning Bed Bill Nears Final Passage

Tanning Bed Bill Nears Final Passage

Both the House and Senate have agreed to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana from using a tanning bed.

The Senate voted 37-0 Wednesday to support the House-backed measure. The bill by New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat, is one step from final passage, needing House approval of a technical change.

Supporters say the ban would lower risks of skin cancer associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds.

At least five states — California, Illinois, Nevada, Texas and Vermont — ban the use of tanning beds for minors, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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