Charges recently have been brought against a New Jersey woman for allegedly taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning bed with her.
As reported in many venues, including The Bloomfield Patch, Patricia Krentcil, 44, has denied the charges, saying her daughter was at the tanning salon with her, but not in the bed. The child did have a sunburn, but Krentcil has said she got that gardening. The child has been placed in the custody of her father pending the outcome of the case.
However, it is pictures of Krentcil herself that have shocked people following the case. As can be seen in the YouTube Video of an NBC Today Show interview, Krentcil has taken tanning to the extreme, prompting doctors to weigh in all over the country on the dangers of extreme tanning. Some say extreme tanning can become an addiction and cause the tanner to be unaware that they have taken it to such extremes.
So the question here is, how much tanning is too much and should tanning salon owners, like pubs, be obligated to cut a tanner off when it becomes obvious they have lost control? What do you think?