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Concern about misuse of tanning booths may be spreading since "tanning mom" ignited nationwide controversy when she was charged with taking her 5-year-old daughter into a booth. She denied the charge, claiming the child was sunburned from playing outdoors.

'Tanning mom' controversy sparks closer look at local tanning booth misuse

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Concern about misuse of tanning booths may be spreading since "tanning mom" ignited nationwide controversy when she was charged with taking her 5-year-old daughter into a booth. She denied the charge, claiming the child was sunburned from playing outdoors.

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The 2007 North Dakota Legislature passed a bill restricting minors' access to commercial tanning booths. Children younger than 14 are now prohibited from using these devices without signed permission.

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