GTL Minus The T? California's Pending Tanning Bed Bill
Is GTL on its way to losing a letter? 12 states in the U.S., including California, have bills pending to restrict the use of commercial tanning salons, reports the Huffington Post. In England and Wales, the use of tanning booths for those under 18-years-old is outright banned, and enforced with a fine up to $32,000, notes ABC News .
The World Health Organization in 2009, "placed tanning beds in its Class 1 carcinogen category, the same classification given to cigarettes, plutonium and ultraviolet radiation from the sun," says ABC News. Yet, on an average day, more than one million Americans use tanning salons, according to a study.
The Indoor Tanning Association claims it's a decision that should be left to a teen's parents, releasing a statement that read: "If such a law were to pass, a 17-year-old could drive a car, get married, have children, go off to college, join the military and not be allowed to suntan indoors," notes the Huffington Post.