Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council to Hold a Public Meeting on Tanning Regulations

 BALTIMORE (September 14, 2012) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently collected comments on regulations for minors using tanning devices.

 

The Secretary has asked the Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council to review comments and to make recommendations on whether the Department should take any additional action.  

 

In addition to reviewing written comments, the Council will hold a public meeting to hear public input on the state of scientific knowledge regarding the health risks associated with tanning devices and their use by minors; the effectiveness of current consent and age verification procedures; and whether the consent or age verification procedures should be changed.  The Council will then vote on recommendations to forward to the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene regarding the consent form and the consent and age verification procedures.  

 

The Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council will hold this meeting on September 18, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Arbutus Public Library, 855 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, Maryland, 21227.

 

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