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Topic - Joseph Moses Levy
Across the nation, lawmakers are debating where to draw the line on young teen tanning, considering proposals that would make it illegal to expose minors to ultraviolet rays from sunlamps.
The warnings about skin cancer from too much sun don't seem to be getting through.
"The proponents have overstated the risks," said Joseph Levy, the scientific adviser for the American Suntanning Association, who testified recently before Oregon lawmakers.
"The message people need to learn is sunburn prevention," he said last month, testifying before the Oregon Health Care Committee.