MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new survey reveals how many Minnesota teenagers are increasing their risk of getting skin cancer.
A new Minnesota Department of Health study found that 34 percent of white girls in the 11th grade admitted to using tanning beds over the last year. More than half of them tanned indoors 10 or more times.READ MORE: Minneapolis School Switches To Distance Learning After Shooting At Nearby Homeless Encampment
Teenagers under 16 years old need parental permission to tan. Studies have shown that the increased UV rays from tanning beds significantly increase the chances of melanoma.READ MORE: Willmar Community Bands Together To Support Father Of Twins After Wife's Untimely Death To Cancer
The Health Department wants teenagers to help spread the word of tanning bed dangers. It’s holding a video challenge with cash prizes.MORE NEWS: Twin Cities Thai Restaurant Hires Robot Server Amid Staffing Shortage
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