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Baltimore County Council Considers Tanning Ban

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By Natalie Neumann

Baltimore County could become the latest Maryland jurisdiction to prohibit the use of tanning facilities by minors.

Last week, the Howard County Board of Health voted unanimously to ban people under age 18 from using indoor tanning devices. Now the Baltimore County Council will consider a similar ban tonight.

The bill would establish a $500 fine or 90 days in jail for violations. Under the bill minors would be able to use tanning beds only with a written prescription from a physician.

County health officer Dr. Gregory Branch tells the Baltimore Sun a ban on tanning for minors will send a message about how big a health risk tanning is. Branch says tanning beds have a direct link to skin cancer.


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