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New law bans underweight models from commercials

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jan 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-03 12:14:13-05

A new Israeli law is targeting eating disorders.

It bans underweight models from catwalks and commercials.

The law uses body mass index – a way of estimating healthy weight – to decide who can model and who can’t.

Spain and Australia have already set minimum weight limits for certain fashion shows.