Tanning beds are now illegal for people under 18

tanning-bedsOntario is protecting young people from skin cancer through a new law that bans tanning beds for youth under the age of 18.

As of May 1st, youth under the age of 18 are no longer allowed to use tanning beds in Ontario. The new legislation protects young people, who are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, from skin cancer.

The act also requires tanning bed operators to post signs in their business about this restriction and that warn of the dangers associated with tanning bed use. Operators will be required to ask for proof of age identification and will not be allowed to promote tanning services to youth under 18.