Breast Cancer Report
What Science Knows, What Women Think


Environment and Human Health, Inc.'s legislative efforts led to a ban on tanning beds by those under age 17.
Read the OpEd by Nancy Alderman: Spray Tanning Is No Alternative

Resulting Legislation: Public Act 13-79 (June 2013): Bans those under 17 years of age from using indoor tanning beds

News and Studies on Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a disease that continues to afflict a growing number of women of all ethnic backgrounds in the United States. According to the latest estimates from the American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for one-third of all cancers diagnosed in women.

Connecticut Department of Public Health Breast Cancer Statistics

A Grim Breast Cancer Milestone for Black Women

Connecticut's Rate of Breast Cancer is Among the Highest in the Nation

News and Studies on Indoor Tanning

The American Academy of Dermatology says 35 percent of American adults, 59 percent of college students, and 17 percent of teens have reported using a tanning bed in their lifetime. Nearly 70 percent of tanning salon patrons are Caucasian girls and young women, and melanoma is increasing faster in women 15-29 years old than in young men of the same age.

The American Academy of Pediatrics: Recommendations on Limiting Sun Exposure in Children and Supporting Legislation to Prohibit Salon Tanning by Minors

Cancer Group Calls for FDA Crackdown on Tanning Beds

Newsweek Too Many High School Girls Use Tanning Booths

Skin Cancer Treatment Costs Have Increased 126 Percent

Tanning Beds Join Cigarettes, Arsenic as Top Cancer Threat