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Nebraska lawmakers looking for input on tanning bed bill

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -

Nebraska lawmakers are set to take public input on a measure that would ban minors from tanning facilities, amid concerns that tanning beds can cause skin cancer.

The Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee has scheduled the hearing for Friday at the Capitol.

Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha introduced the measure, which would ban minors under the age of 18 from using tanning beds.  Nebraska currently does not have any age restrictions on indoor tanning.  Nordquist says he is concerned about ultraviolet rays used in tanning beds that can cause cancer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says those under 35 who tan have a 75 percent higher risk of melanoma.

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