County Executive Leopold Encourages Greater Awareness of Skin Cancer from Tanning
Businesses are asked to provide better notification
Annapolis (March 15, 2010) - County Executive John R. Leopold today signed an Executive Order with a detailed action plan to increase public awareness about the health risks associated with tanning beds and exposure to the sun.
"Awareness is crucial to saving lives when it comes to prevention of cancer and other diseases," County Executive Leopold said. "Our outreach strategy utilizes the County’s Web site, parks and pools and partners in the tanning salon community. Especially for our young people, we must do everything possible to make sure they know the risks of their actions. As a melanoma survivor, I wish I had had the information sooner."
The Action Plan includes the following: