Tories push for tanning bed age limit

Conservative MP James Bezan is hoping to make that pre-prom visit to the tanning salon a thing of the past for teens. Just as the American media dissect the details of a New Jersey mother charged with bringing her five-year-old into a tanning booth, Bezan is pushing for age limits on the use of the devices.

OTTAWA, Ont. — Conservative MP James Bezan is hoping to make that pre-prom visit to the tanning salon a thing of the past for teens.

Just as the American media dissect the details of a New Jersey mother charged with bringing her five-year-old into a tanning booth, Bezan is pushing for age limits on the use of the devices.

Bezan’s private member’s bill would ban the use of tanning beds and booths for Canadians under the age of 18. It would also require warning signs to be posted in salons, and labels to be affixed to equipment.

An unnaturally orange-coloured New Jersey woman was charged with child endangerment last week when she allegedly brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth.

Bezan, whose wife Kelly successfully fought melanoma twice in the past, said it’s alarming how many young people are being diagnosed with a disease that used to be most common among seniors.

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