Leg­is­la­tion to take ef­fect nearly three years af­ter is was ap­proved

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

un­su­per­vised self-ser­vice ar­ti­fi­cial tan­ning equip­ment in pub­lic places.

The leg­is­la­tion will force com­mer­cial tan­ning ser­vices to ask for ac­cept­able forms of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to con­firm a client’s age. It will also re­quire that ap­pro­pri­ate sig­nage be posted in pub­lic en­try­ways, points of sale and at each tan­ning bed. Pub­lic health in­spec­tors from Al­berta Health Ser­vices are des­ig­nated as en­force­ment of­fi­cers, the re­lease added.

“Pre­vent­ing teen use of ar­ti­fi­cial tan­ning equip­ment will re­duce skin cancer, which, de­spite be­ing highly pre­ventable, is one of the fastest-ris­ing can­cers,” Dan Holinda, spokesman for the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety, said in the re­lease. “As a sur­vivor of this dis­ease my­self, I want to thank the gov­ern­ment for pro­claim­ing this act. It will save lives.”

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