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Advocates Needed to Help Ban Teens from Indoor Tanning

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Advocates Needed to Help Ban Teens from Indoor Tanning

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    Diana C.
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    Help to prevent the risk of melanoma. Please sign my petition to the RI Legislature to support House Bill 5627 to prohibit minors under the age of eighteen from going to an indoor tanning facility without a Doctor's prescription. This bill failed last year due to lobbying from suntan parlor owners and the Indoor Tanning Association. Research shows that there is a 75% increase in the risk of melanoma from exposure to UV radiation from indoor tanning. In 2010, it was estimated that the indoor tanning industry generated 2.6 billion dollars. 
    My petition to stop skin cancer in ri is on the change.org website. You can access the link with http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-skin-cancer-in-ri. My husband was diagnosed with Stage III melanoma in 2006 and lost his courageous battle twenty months later. My thoughts and prayers reach out to each one of you touched by melanoma. Never give up and never give in.
     
    
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