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Texas Prohibits Indoor Tanning for Minors

Posted: July 9, 2009

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“Helping children develop healthy habits and avoid excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation will decrease their risk of skin cancer and other potential hazards such as eye damage, aging skin and immune suppression,” said Dr. Farmer. “Texas’ leadership on this issue will serve as a model for other states to improve their laws and regulations on this critical public health issue.”

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