: 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.)


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

Leave a Comment

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