Teenagers may soon have to find a new way to tone their skin before the big dance, or before they hit the road for spring break. State Senator Christine Radogno says those are the most popular times teens hit the tanning beds, but she wants to stop that. Radogno is pushing a bill that would ban everyone under 18 from using tanning beds.
Experts say indoor tanning doubles the risk of skin cancer. Springfield Dermatologist Judith Knox supports a measure that would ban teens from using tanning beds. She says tanning beds pose a much higher risk for cancer.
The bill passed in committee and now heads to the floor.