|I started tanning in high school|
so that I looked pretty for prom.
Some alarming facts about skin cancer in Oregon and across the country:
- Women in Oregon who are diagnosed with melanoma have the highest death rate compared with those who suffer from the disease in any other state, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Oregon has the fourth highest death rate for melanoma in the nation.
- Tanning bed use before age 35 can increase an individual’s risk of developing melanoma by 75 percent.
- Forty percent of white females between the ages of 16 and 18 visit tanning facilities, according to a 2012 Congressional report.
Stay tuned for more updates on the bill! If you live in Oregon, be sure to contact your state representative to let them know you support the teen tanning ban.