Laurie Wilson, who works at Escape the Sun Tanning Salon in West Boylston, acknowledged that minors are often unprepared to make an informed decision about ultraviolet tanning.
Gini Tocci, owner of Sun in the City tanning salon in Leominster, said she doesn't get many customers younger than 16, so she doesn't believe the law would hurt business.
"As a responsible tanning salon owner I try to do everything I can to protect my customers," she said, adding that her salon provides professional spray tanning services as well as tanning lotions for customers who want to avoid UV exposure.
The experience would be far different if a teenager came into a tanning salon accompanied by a parent, he said, adding that in such a situation the information provided likely would be much more comprehensive and would include a discussion about potential risks.
But while the ITA disputes the findings, the organization acknowledged the need to reevaluate how the tanning salon industry could better ensure that salons provide accurate and consistent information to all consumers.
The tan is fading, so you're off to the tanning salon
is the best way to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of sun exposure," assures Sun Capsule Tanning Salon. Salons commonly claim tanning beds are a safe alternative to baking outdoors.
More than 28 million Americans patronize tanning salons each year, with young women constituting the fastest-growing group of users.
Many tanning salons
are downplaying the risks associated with indoor tanning while claiming that time in a tanning bed offers an array of health benefits, in an investigative report from Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
More than 2 million teenagers a year use tanning salons. But the American Medical.
tanning industry claims that 30 million people a year safely use tanning salons. But James M.