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Radio Smart Talk for Thursday, September 27:
The American Cancer Society says research shows people who use tanning beds are much more likely to develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, than those who never did. The Cancer Society also quoted findings from an International Agency for Cancer Research study that said the chance of developing skin cancer increases by 75% among those who frequented tanning beds before the age of 30.
With those statistics in mind, Republican State Representative RoseMarie Swanger of Lebanon County has proposed legislation that would ban anyone under the age of 18 from using an indoor, commercial tanning bed.
As part of witf's Emmy Award and Edward R. Murrow Award winning Facing Cancer Together Initiative, Rep. Swanger and Penn State Hershey Medical Center Dr. Gavin Robertson, who has studied melanoma extensively, will appear on Thursday's Radio Smart Talk.
Also, Jeff Hughes, the Executive Producer of the new documentary, Why We Dance: The Story of THON (Thursday 9 p.m. witf-TV) will discuss the film on Thursday's Radio Smart Talk.
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