Maine AAP Leaders, along with collaborators from Maine Medical Association, Eastern Maine Healthcare, the American Cancer Society, and others gather to testify in support of legislation to prohibit minors from using tanning beds. Indoor tanning is exceptionally dangerous for teenagers, because it increases the risk of developing melanoma by an astronomical 62%.Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) causes the 3 major forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; and cutaneous malignant melanoma. Public awareness of the risk is not optimal, overall compliance with sun protection is inconsistent, and melanoma rates continue to rise. The risk of skin cancer increases when people overexpose themselves to sun and intentionally expose themselves to artificial sources of UVR. Keep an eye on this legislation and urge your Representatives and Senators to support it!