WIMPS

Is 5 too young for a tanning booth? Well, yeah! 

avatar

Written by
WIMPS Web Editor

Posted on May 2nd

0

This week new legislation came into force banning people under the age of 18 from using, hiring or buying sunbeds here. Meanwhile in New Jersey …

Huffington Post reports that police have arrested a mother in New Jersey for putting her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. Reports from WABC and NBC say that the young girl's body was burned from the stint in the salon's tanning bed.

The 44-year-old mother, Patricia Krentcil, has been charged with second-degree child endangerment. 
 
“If found guilty,” Says the Huffington Post, “Krentcil could wind up behind bars where the sun doesn't shine.”
 

Take Action

Join in the discussion