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Indoor Tanning Regulations Proposed in Md.

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Prom season is in full swing and that makes now a popular time for kids to hit the tanning beds.

"Prom is a good time, its one of our busier times for tanning throughout the year," said Tara Whitby of Cut This Salon.

Proposed changes to tanning regulations for kids under 18-years-old by the state would include parents renewing the consent form every six months and specifying how many times their child can tan with the unlimited box no longer an option.

"Young kids that don't realize it, they tend to want to abuse the situation and you know its not as healthy for them," said Whitby.

On the other hand, some say it should not be up to the state to decide how much a person can tan.

"I just think its a personal decision and you should be able to have a free mind without the state or government stepping in," said Becky Bradshaw of Cambridge.

Bradshaw has been tanning for years and says the dangers of tanning have a lot to do with each person's skin type.

"I have tanned my whole life and never had any issues, I would have to talk to my daughter about it and I would monitor her use," said Bradshaw.

The public has until June 13 to comment on the newly proposed changes. It seems they are trying to warn tanners that the tan can wear off, but the damage it causes gets left behind.

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