Most Shared

Top Stories
 
text size

Tanning Banned for Teens in NJ

Updated: Tuesday, April 2 2013, 02:48 PM EDT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation banning anyone under 17 from using a tanning bed and anyone under 14 from getting a spray tan a year after the state's Tanning Mom became a tabloid sensation.
  
The legislation was developed after a northern Jersey woman accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth was charged last year with child endangerment.

The deeply tanned woman became known as the Tanning Mom, but a grand jury declined to indict her in February.
  
The measure signed Monday night allows 17-year-olds to use tanning salons provided a parent or guardian accompanies them to their first visit and consents.
  
Christie cites the "documented and well-understood" risks associated with the misuse of indoor tanning systems as a main reason for signing the legislation.

--------------

Web Producer: Kellie HannaTanning Banned for Teens in NJ


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

 
Advertise with us!
Sponsored content