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Indoor tanning shops will also be required to post warning signs about the risks of cancer associated with exposure to UV rays. Health Minister Theresa Oswald said it's part of the province's plan to encourage healthier lifestyles.
"Agencies such as the World Health Organization have made it clear that tanning equipment should be used with care and our public-health officials have developed these rules with input from an expert working group including CancerCare Manitoba, the Canadian Cancer Society, medical professionals and industry representatives," Oswald said in a release.
Kids under 16 won't be allowed to tan without a parent present. Would-be tanners aged 16-18 will have to have a parental-consent form signed.
The province is currently sending information to commercial tanning facilities, including fact sheets and consent forms.
The WHO has classified ultraviolet (UV) rays from tanning beds, booths and lamps as a known cause of skin cancer.