Children younger than 17 banned from tanning beds Published: April 2, 2013

New Jersey no longer allows children under 17 to use commercial tanning beds.

Reuters reports that Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Monday that stemmed from the case of a local woman accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth.

Under the new law, youth age 17 and older must have a parent or guardian present for an initial consultation with a tanning salon. It also bans children under 14 from getting spray tans in tanning salons, according to Reuters.

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