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Each day we help our clients fight DNA disease through prevention. Prevention is behaving in ways that optimize our health and minimize our negative impact on our bodies and elsewhere.. Stories like this underscore why.

It was reported by various news agencies that on May 2, 2012,  police arrested a well-bronzed New Jersey woman, Patricia Krentcil, 44, who they say brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing the young girl to suffer burns.

Annually in the United States there are more documented cases of skin cancer then the combined incidences of heart, breast, lung and colon cancers.  So we take our job of improving our client’s DNA very seriously.

Individuals who use artificial sun lamps or tanning booths are much more likely to develop squamous and basal cell carcinomas, and are at a much higher risk for melanoma than those who do not use them.  Sunburns and tans are both dangerous because they cause DNA damage to our skin – unprotected UV exposure is even more precarious.

If the mother is vindicated (she and her husband claim their 5 year old daughter was sunburned from playing outside)…as an avid tanner, she is potentially setting the wrong precedence for her young daughter and definitely putting her skin wellness at risk in the future.

Please let us know what you think.