indoor tanning http://wamc.org en Blair Horner: Weak Regulations Fail To Protect Children http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-weak-regulations-fail-protect-children <p>One year ago, Governor Cuomo signed a law prohibiting the use of indoor tanning facilities by minors under the age of 17.&nbsp; The reason that this restriction became law was the mounting evidence that indoor tanning is dangerous – particularly to young people.&nbsp; The more you indoor tan, the more likely you will get skin cancer.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:52:40 +0000 Blair Horner 72243 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: A Look Back on the Fight Against Cancer http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-look-back-fight-against-cancer <p></p><p>The dawn of a new year is the time to reflect and to plan a new course.&nbsp; When it comes to fighting cancer, in 2012 New York took one significant step forward by restricting the use of indoor tanning booths.&nbsp; As 2013 dawns, more steps are needed.</p><p>First some background:&nbsp; In July, Governor Cuomo signed into law a new restriction on the use of tanning beds by children.&nbsp; The law, which went into effect in August, bans the use of indoor tanning beds for those aged 16 years old and younger.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Blair Horner & Blair Horner 54797 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: A Look Back on the Fight Against Cancer Blair Horner: More Evidence that Indoor Tanning Causes Cancer http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-more-evidence-indoor-tanning-causes-cancer <p></p><p>Last week, New York’s law on indoor tanning went into effect.&nbsp; The law prohibits all those 16 years old and younger from using indoor tanning beds or booths.&nbsp; The logic of the ban has become more compelling.</p><p>The prestigious British Medical Journal published the latest research on the impact of indoor tanning.&nbsp; It concluded that indoor tanning is “associated with a significant increase in risk of melanoma. This risk increases with number of sunbed sessions and with initial usage at a young age” (those under the age of 35 years).&nbsp; The report also found:</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:32:47 +0000 45965 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: Ban the Indoor Tan http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-ban-indoor-tan <p>Last week, new data was released from the American Cancer Society.&nbsp; It showed a staggering increase in melanoma cases in New York State.&nbsp; Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.&nbsp; According to the analysis, over the past ten years the number of melanoma cases has increased by 72 percent.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 19:25:11 +0000 38927 at http://wamc.org