Radogno: Ban tanning for kids

Radogno: Ban tanning for kids

Posted by Mike Riopell on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:56

The Illinois Senate today started moving legislation to ban kids ages 14-17 from using tanning beds.

"Obviously, it's a known carcinogen, and we should protect our children from that," said Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont.

This idea has been floating around Illinois for a while now but hasn't had enough support to become law. It was approved without opposition in a Senate committee today.

The legislation often surfaces around prom time for obvious reasons, but the usual arguments against the proposal - that the state shouldn't be telling parents what their kids can and can't do - didn't come up today.

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