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Poll: How Tan Is Too Tan?

A case in Nutley, N.J., in which a mom is accused of taking her 6-year-old to a tanning salon has made us wonder. Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments (and please, watch the video).

The mom in Nutley, N.J., who is accused of tanning her young child at a local salon to the point of causing a sunburn, says the kid was merely waiting for her while she tanned.

Whatever actually happened, the woman has become an Internet sensation because of the extent that she has "tanned" (or oranged) herself.

In Connecticut, a bill failed in the General Assembly this session to require teenagers to get parental permission to tan.

What do you think? Do you tan? Is there such a thing as too tan? How many times have you watched that mom on YouTube? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

Andrea May 06, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Nowadays being tanning is synonomous with a healthy lifestyle. But it wasn't always that way. Go back a few hundred years, and being tan meant you were a peasant working the fields all day. Let's get back to that idea. I'm not saying to not go outside...I'm saying use sunscreen daily as a habit. Best way to protect against cummulative sun damage!
Steven DeVaux May 06, 2012 at 02:49 PM
The sun weeds out humans using melanoma as a means. Tanning is rolling the dice just like smoking.
Matt Dewkett May 06, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Steve, I am sure people suffering from melanoma appreciate your sentiments. Especially those that don't spend countless hours tanning.

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