Child Abuse: Tanning Booths

Parents, guardians, day care workers and babysitters have made headlines for child abuse cases where children are covered in bruises. A new type of child abuse involves tanning.

 

A NJ mother is accused of injuring her five-year-old daughter by bringing her to a tanning salon where her child suffered extreme burns. Patricia Krentcil, 44, was charged with second-degree child endangerment and continues to deny the claims that she allowed her daughter to tan. Her daughter told officials that her burns were caused by tanning booths that she went to with her mother. Her daughter’s burns were so severe it attracted the attention of school staff who notified authorities.

 

If you suspect a child you know is being abused, contact a NC child abuse attorney at Brent Adams. Our NC child neglect lawyers will review your case for free with complete confidentiality. Call our NC injury law office at 800.849.5931 to schedule a meeting with a child abuse attorney. We handle child abuse cases everywhere in North Carolina, from Asheville and Charlotte to Wilmington and the Outer Banks.

 

Share these facts about skin cancer and tanning from the National Cancer Institute with people who you care about who frequently use tanning salons:

 

• Women who use tanning beds are 55% more likely to develop malignant melanoma if they use tanning beds more than once monthly.

• Long-term exposure to UV rays, natural and artificial, increases a person’s risk of developing skin cancer.

• UV rays destroy skin’s ability to heal

• Almost half of all Americans who live to age 65 will be diagnoses with non-melanoma skin cancer.

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