As per reports, it has been revealed that a significant rise has been witnessed in the number of teenagers, who have been using tanning beds in New Jersey. New Jersey health advocates are now asking the state government to completely ban the procedure for teenagers.
The significant rise in the number of teenagers going to salons for tanning procedures has inflated skin cancer rate. There has been 43% rise in the number of people, who have been getting diagnosed with skin cancer.
The authorities concerned are taking the matter seriously. A committee consisting of Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, and Assemblyman Herb Conaway, D-Camden, is working to ban the usage of tanning beds for teenagers.
Tanning beds are not at all healthy and can be considered as healthy as sun rays. Experts are of the view that the tanning beds provide a long-wave ultraviolet light, which enters into a person's body and hence gives him a tanned looked.
One of the melanoma cancer survivors, Alyson Dougherty, 27, said that she is quite happy to know that the state government is thinking to ban the procedure for teenagers.
She said, about tanning bed procedure, "I thought I was invincible. Little did I know that I would be diagnosed with skin cancer years later".