: News

Filed Under:

Baltimore Co. Considers Tanning Rules For Minors

Play associated audio

TOWSON, Md. (AP) Baltimore County officials are considering proposals that would require minors to have their parents' permission before using tanning equipment.

The County Council will take up the bills on Tuesday. Under the measures, drafted by Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, tanning business owners would have to demand that minors have written parental permission and post signs warning of the health risks of using the equipment.

A parent or guardian would have to sign the consent form while the business owner is present. Those who violate the rule would face up to $100 per day in fines.

Gardina says his intent is to prevent melanoma, a form of skin cancer. In November, the council rejected his earlier bill to ban minors from tanning facilities.

Information from: The (Baltimore) Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

As U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw, Here's What You Can And Can't Do

In some areas where U.S. officials have given a green light, it hasn't been matched by their counterparts in Cuba. But here's a quick guide to where things stand right now.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.