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Dermatologists Applaud Passage of Tanning Salon Regulation

LANSING, Mich.Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Legislature took an important step to help combat the rise in skin cancer rates yesterday by passing House Bill 4146, according to the Michigan Dermatological Society (MDS).

The bill, introduced by Rep. Frank Accavitti (D-Eastpointe), regulates tanning salons by specifically requiring onsite parental consent for anyone under 18, larger warning signs in tanning facilities listing potential health consequences, and a signed informed consent form for all customers. About 25 other states have some form of restricted access for minors who want to use tanning facilities.

"Skin cancer is the second-most common cancer in women ages 20-29 and cases have doubled in the last 20 years," said Kay E. Watnick, M.D., an Oakland County dermatologist and chair of the MDS Political Action Committee. "New studies have shown that there is an unequivocal correlation between tanning bed use and skin cancer rates."

MDS worked with the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) to help educate lawmakers and the public about this issue.

"Michigan lawmakers have helped ensure that the public is able to make an informed decision before using a tanning bed," said MSMS president Michael A. Sandler, M.D., a diagnostic radiologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "This legislation also returns parental control of their children's health regarding this issue."

The bill now heads to Governor Granholm for her signature.

The Michigan Dermatological Society was founded in 1921 for the purposes of furthering the advancement of dermatology in all its branches in Michigan and vicinity and to serve the members through clinical and scientific meetings. MDS also supports the role of dermatologists as primary care physicians for the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, serves as an advisory body to health care organizations and promotes quality dermatologic care.

SOURCE Michigan Dermatological Society
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