East Lansing, MI – As melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, continues to rise, so do legislative drafts banning the use of commercial tanning beds by minors. There is an increase of lawmakers nationwide who are looking to challenge current tanning laws in their state. Current studies have shown an increase in the rates of skin cancer due to the frequency of indoor tanning.
In 2009, the World Health Organization deemed tanning beds a human carcinogen. Many feel that parents are misled to believe that tanning beds are safe. Stricter laws banning tanning all together from minors would send a clear message that tanning is not safe.
Numerous states such as Utah, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island are looking to draft tanning legislation that would follow California’s lead, which outlawed tanning for minors in 2011.
Dr. Marcy Street, founder of Doctor’s Approach in Lansing MI, and the nation’s first African American female MOHS surgeon, has seen an increase in melanoma patients.
“I fully support any legislation that bans indoor tanning. I have seen an increase of melanoma in my practice and I believe the public deserves to know the truth behind tanning. I hope very soon that Michigan joins California’s lead to protect the minors of our state from this deadly form of skin cancer”.
Dr. Marcy Street is a board certified, fellowship trained dermatologist, specializing in skin cancer, skin cancer prevention, and Mohs skin cancer surgery. She is the medical director and founder of Doctor’s Approach Dermatology – a full-service medical and surgical dermatology clinic, Doctor’s Approach MedSpa – the only cosmetic medspa in mid-Michigan overseen by a dermatologist and Doctor’s Approach Products – a line of skin, hair, and nail products specifically developed by Dr. Street. Doctor’s Approach has been well established and respected for 18 years, with patients visiting from all over the nation and beyond, including Canada, London and Africa. Her staff includes three highly trained dermatologists, a licensed physician assist and certified estheticians that provide the best in cutting edge medical technology, comprehensive care and services in a relaxing and nurturing environment.
Visit the website: www.DrsApproach.com
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Doctor’s Approach is a full-service medical and surgical dermatology clinic with a cosmetic medical spa. Our dermatology practice has been well established and respected for 18 years, with patients visiting from all over the Midwest region.