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Arch Dermatol. 2012 Sep;148(9):1006-12. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2012.2080.

Legislation restricting access to indoor tanning throughout the world.

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Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compile current legislation of indoor tanning throughout the world and compare them with existing legislation found in 2003.

DESIGN:

Cross-sectional study.

SETTING:

International.

PARTICIPANTS:

All nations with legislation regarding access to indoor tanning found through web-based Internet search.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Number of nations with legislation and changes to laws regarding access to indoor tanning since 2003.

RESULTS:

The number of countries with nationwide indoor tanning legislation restricting youth 18 years or younger increased from 2 countries in 2003 to 11 countries in 2011. Six states or territories in Australia restricted indoor tanning in all minors; a province and a region in Canada implemented youth tanning laws; and 8 states, in addition to 3 preexisting state laws, in the United States implemented indoor tanning legislation since 2003.

CONCLUSION:

Since 2003, access to indoor tanning has become increasingly restricted around the world.

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PMID:
22801924
DOI:
10.1001/archdermatol.2012.2080
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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