Argumentative Essay On Skin Cancer

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How can EMR hurt us?

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It has been scientifically proven that skin exposure to UV light causes sunburns. These sunburns can cause cancer and permanently damage your cells.
The three main types of skin cancer are: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. Research shows that one person dies every hour from melanoma (skin cancer), to be precise every 52 minutes. Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer. People of all ages can have skin cancer.
The cause of the sunburn on your skin is due to the fact that the sun delivers invisible photons that are very powerful. When these high energy photons hit your skin it makes your skin look red and cause it to hurt. High energy photons from
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His name is Eugene Schueller. He invented sunscreen in 1936, however the cream was not very efficient and it did not work very well. Some people say that the real sunscreen inventor was a chemist called Franz Greiter. Franz Greiter was an Austrian man. He named the sunscreen that he invented “Gletscher Cream”, which in english means Glacier Cream. “Sunscreen works by combining organic and inorganic active ingredients. Inorganic ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium oxide reflect or scatter ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Organic ingredients like octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC) or oxybenzone absorb UV radiation, dissipating it as…show more content…
People have a smaller chance from getting their DNA damaged by the sun's UV rays. DNA damage can cause cancer as well as other diseases. The worst part of having DNA damage is that if you have a child the DNA can be passed down and it can affect the child’s life by possibly getting a genetic disease. If someone that shares a fragment of DNA with you has had cancer you are more likely to be exposed to the risk of cancer compared to someone that doesn’t have that.

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