LAST WEEK, City Council dealt with zoning issues and discussed looming school closures, but on Thursday the legislative body takes on a new controversial issue: tanning beds.
The indoor-tanning industry has come under fire recently after the American Suntanning Association tried to dispute that tanning raises the risk of skin cancer.
To make indoor tanning aficionados aware of the risks, Councilman Bill Greenlee will introduce a bill that would require a minor to be accompanied by an adult when tanning at a salon. Minors under 14 would be prohibited from indoor tanning unless they have a doctor's note. Operators must provide customers with information detailing health risks. The city's Health Department would be tasked with ensuring that operators are compliant.