Essay On Tanning Beds

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Self image is very important to many teens, but do they know the harm behind tanning beds? Tanning bed users can be exposed to 5 times more UV (Ultraviolet radiation) than they should from natural sunlight. Melanoma is a skin cancer caused by tanning beds. DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is a additive in tanning lotion that darkenss the skin and can cause prolonged bleeding.
Too much UV can cause a severe sunburn. Sunburn peeling, blisters and itching are all obvious signs that you have damaged your skin. UV damage is in control of 90% of your visible age things like wrinkles and loose skin can appear. Direct exposure to UV can also cause sunburnt eyes and this can cause corneal damage and can make people go blind. Melanoma is a very common skin cancer

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