Indoor tanning (IT) before age 35 years increases melanoma risk by 59%.1 Indoor tanning before 18 years increases risk by 85%.2 In 2013, 1.6 million US youth younger than 18 years reported IT.3 Multiple states have passed legislation banning IT by minors, but compliance by IT facilities is largely unknown. We evaluated Texas IT facilities’ compliance with the state’s 2013 ban on IT by individuals younger than 18 years.
Tripp MK, Gershenwald JE, Davies MA, Garcia J, Gritz ER, Hawk ET, Peterson SK. Assessment of Compliance With Texas Legislation Banning Indoor UV Tanning by Minors. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(2):228-229. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4068