“Exposure to tanning beds before the age of 30 increases melanoma risk by 75 percent.” This is a quote on an advertisement in Allure magazine. Tanning beds cause skin to age prematurely. It causes the skin to lose its elasticity and increases skin cancer. Tans are caused by harmful UV radiation from the sun or tanning lamps, and those who have one, have sustained skin cell damage. A person with a hereditary risk of melanoma has a greatly increased risk of developing melanoma during his or her lifetime. There is also an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in families with familial melanoma, but that is rare. Neutrogena published this ad in Allure magazine, July 2015. Their intentions to persuade on the damages of tanning beds and presenting their products to reverse damage previously done were effective. Neutrogena uses Hayden Panettiere, a well-known actress, for the face of their advertisement. It is a very up close image of her face with an all white background. It shows her skin having a soft glow and looking healthy. Her eyes are shining and she appears to be happy. She is wearing a white tank top, making her skin glow brighter. Her hair is softly flowing and golden. Hayden’s skin looks completely flawless. Seeing as how all girls long for flawless looking skin, the publishers did a wonderful job of picking the perfect face for their advertisement. In big, bold letters, it says, “Hayden Panettiere’s idea of perfect skin? Skin that’s never seen a tanning bed.” In
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Many people think that is it possible to achieve a “healthy tan,” but this thought has been proven wrong. Overexpose to UV-A and UV-B rays from the sun lead to premature aging of the skin, as well as the possible formation of skin cancer, know as melanoma. An appearance of a tan is actually a stage of burning and damage to the skin. Although a tan may be desirable to many, the fact remains that more people need to be educated on the dangers of the sun’s harmful rays, and the possible health complications of overexposure.
tanning promises and creates a beautiful tan in only a few sessions. The result from this tan is dark and clear skin that makes a person feel and look better. No wonder this craze is so popular. Who wouldn’t want to look like they just came back from the Caribbean with beautiful skin? I mean having tan skin does make a person look better right? This question is obviously a personal opinion, but this new habit of tanning indoors has become a growing concern. There are many long term effects to indoor tanning that are harmful to a person. But most people do not understand this because the short-term effects are the most satisfying.
EXCESSIVE SUN EXPOSURE AND SKIN CANCER IN AUSTRALIA Genet Degfaw Student ID No. 4559316 20 October 2017 Table of content 1. Introduction------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 2. Background-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3-4 2.1 The importance of sunscreen in preventing skin cancer------------------------------------3 2.2 The Australian population at greater risk of skin cancer------------------------------------4 3.
Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer among men and the sixth most common cancer in women (Melanoma Statistics). According to the Melanoma Research Foundation, the chances of getting melanoma increases by 75% if one uses a tanning bed before the age of thirty. (Why is tanning dangerous?). In addition, every one in three cancers diagnosed are diagnosed as skin cancer, and nearly 75% of patients diagnosed have admitted to using a tanning bed at least once in their lives. Although in some states it may be legal to use tanning beds under the age of eighteen, tanning beds have been proven to cause melanoma and skin damage when used inappropriately.
In the article, “Warning: That Tan Could Be Hazardous. Indoor Tanning Poses Cancer Risks, Teenagers Lear” the writer, Sabrina Tavernise discusses how tanning indoors in tanning beds will put people at a higher risk for Melanoma, especially teen tanners because they are at such a young age.
Being the daughter of woman who has had both basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, I am biased in my belief that tanning beds cause skin cancer. As a teenager, I never used the services of a tanning salon, because my mother and my dermatologist succeeded in terrifying me about the dangers of tanning beds. Not surprisingly the article I found, “Congressional Investigation Finds Tanning Salons Lie About Health Risks to Patrons”, confirmed my beliefs. The article summarizes a study that was completed by the U.S House and Energy Committee, which revealed that 90% of the 300 tanning salons that were researched by the committee had denied the inherent risks associated with tanning beds. In addition, the author of the article, Mikaela Conley, compares and contrasts the causation between skin cancer and tanning beds between professionals who have conflicting interests.
Have you ever felt the “false sense of security that [you] may not feel under direct sunlight” from a tanning bed (Jeffrey)? Your body relaxes, you feel serene, and you get a golden glow. Some teens strive for this feeling...and the tan. Tanning is the skin's response to injury, according to Arielle Kauvar, M. D. The exposure of UV rays over time can cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the growth of abnormal growth of skin cells that forms in the tissue of the skin (Skin Cancer). Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, can come from UV rays. From 1998- 2008, the number of cases of Melanoma has increased by about
The biggest concern with tanning unnaturally is the negative effects it has on the body. When tanning through a tanning bed the body is being exposed to several fluorescent lights that transmits ultraviolet radiation to produce a fake tan. According to THE EDITORS, “Last year a systematic review and meta-analysis of 88 studies concluded that the beds lead to over 10,000 new cases of melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—every year in the U.S., Australia and Europe and as many as 450,000 cases of other skin cancers” (par. 4). The number of those cancer cases is
Sharon Miller is the author of this article and is part of FDA. In this article she discusses how each type of uv rays damage the skin and which uv ray is used in tanning beds. This is relevant to my topic because it demonstrates the risk of skin cancer. Many people think tanning gives them a ¨healthy¨ glow, but in reality a tan is a sign on skin damage. UV-B rays burn the top layer of skin resulting in a sunburn in most cases. UV-A rays burn into a deeper layer of the skin causing a rash to appear. Tanning beds emit UV-B rays and UV-A rays, which is why you tend to get a sunburn before turning dark. The UV-B rays cause your body to emit more melanin, which is a pigment that darkens the skin. This is why we get tan in the summer whether it
Tanning has become increasingly popular over years. The question is it beneficial or a bad business deal to start. The truth is tanning is convenient method utilized by many individuals to gain skin tone and color, builds self- esteem and promote relaxation. It can be beneficial in many aspects of our lives as well as an alternative to more harmful exposure but there are always risks at everything you do. Dermatologists today are against it for the simple fact that they believe it causes skin cancer. According to NCI (National Cancer Institute) exposure to UV radiation—whether from the sun or from artificial sources such as sunlamps utilized in tanning beds—increases of developing skin cancer. IRAC (International Agency for Research on
In addition, tanning industries claim that UVA radiation has no harmful effects on the skin. They say that only UVB radiation can harm the outermost layer of the skin. Since UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, then they say that tanning beds cannot cause any type of premature aging, burn the skin, or thicken
Tanning salons turn their attention toward cancer prevention and turn their backs on causing skin cancer. Lavine wrote, "The JNCI review noted that indoor tanning can increase a fair-skinned individual's risk of developing melanoma by 55%. And it can take a mere 10 indoor-tanning sessions to cause precancerous DNA damage, reports a recent review study by a Kings College London researcher (Lavine)." Melanoma is not the only form of skin cancer. Tanning beds play a role in the formation of other skin cancers as
Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech the audience will know what skin cancer is, what the three most common forms are, what the risk factors are, and some preventative measures that can be taken to lessen the risk.
One of the many of the world's problems is sickness, but some diseases have no cure which can result in death. Cancer is a code we just can’t seem to crack and it has taken hundreds of thousands of lives. Everyone knows of someone who has died of or had cancer in their life. It’s a hard sickness to beat but many strong people do beat it, some being children. I have personally seen my family members go through this and of course, some didn’t make it out alive. If you have seen anyone who has cancer, you’ll see how it can take over your body, how that person doesn’t even look like themselves anymore.
It’s October of your fifth grade year, at the end of the day. You’ve gotten back into the swing of things, your teacher is awesome, and you’re at the top of the elementary school food chain. You’re about to walk outside. The weather is beautiful; the trees are still mostly green with a few ambitious leaves already changing color. The sky is blue and the sun is shining in the way it only does during fall. You’re going to remember how it felt to walk across the parking lot on that day for a long time. You’re happy, like you normally are when you leave school, and you get in the car. That’s when Mom tells you your little brother has cancer.