Is 5 too young for a tanning booth? Well, yeah! 


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WIMPS Web Editor

Posted on May 2nd


This week new legislation came into force banning people under the age of 18 from using, hiring or buying sunbeds here. Meanwhile in New Jersey …

Huffington Post reports that police have arrested a mother in New Jersey for putting her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. Reports from WABC and NBC say that the young girl's body was burned from the stint in the salon's tanning bed.

The 44-year-old mother, Patricia Krentcil, has been charged with second-degree child endangerment. 
“If found guilty,” Says the Huffington Post, “Krentcil could wind up behind bars where the sun doesn't shine.”

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