Tanning salons adjust to new Illinois law

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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Illinois tanning salon owners say they’ve adapted to a law banning customers under 18 from using their tanning beds.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports spring is often a busy season for the salons as clients — particularly young women — prepare for proms and other spring dances.

Mary Saur is an office manager at Tropic Tan in Genoa. She says clients have been disappointed they can’t use the tanning beds and are instead asking for spray tans.

Illinois’ law went into effect in January and made the state one of only six in the country to ban teens from using equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation, including sun lamps and tanning booths.

The law doesn’t apply to devices used in private homes, phototherapy devices used by physicians or spray tans.


Information from: The Daily Chronicle, http://www.daily-chronicle.com

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