DENVER (AP) - 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 A similar bill was withdrawn last year.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.
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