Editorial: Tanning parlor law a no-brainer

The detrimental effects of sun on the skin are well documented. And the harm comes both from too much time spent outside and under the lamps of a tanning parlor.

In recognition of this fact, Indiana has restricted young people’s access to tanning parlors.

Currently, those younger than 16 can use the beds if a parent is present, and those 16 to 18 can tan alone with written permission from a parent or guardian. But a proposed measure before the Indiana General Assembly would ban anyone younger than 16 from tanning, and it still would require those 16 to 18 to have written permission.

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