Kids Avoiding Tanning Beds

It’s been a month since new legislation has made tanning bed usage illegal for people under 18 years old.

So far Chatham-Kent seems to have 100% compliance but Rosemarie Arndt with the health unit admits enforcement is on a complaint basis only. “We’re required to respond to any complaints that come in so the legislation is out there,” reveals Arndt. “Tanning salons are not allowed to cater to people under the age of 18. So if sees that, they can call us and we will respond.”

Arndt says so far there have been no complaints.

The legislation was passed in October of 2013 and took effect May 1.