The use of artificial tanning has become increasingly popular over the past ten years and has significantly helped people of all ages with self-esteem and body image concerns. Indoor tanning is equally common in men and women, varying from the ages of 18-40 years old. The use of ultraviolet indoor sunlight is beneficially for health reasons and for the increase in self-image. It has been said that indoor tanning is dangerous and can be damaging to the skin. However, if tanning is done properly and safely, then it has its benefits. Indoor tanning is used by people for various different reasons especially to improve elevated moods and appearance. Nearly 9 million people in the United States perform the underestimated hobby of indoor tanning. The exposure to sunlight has several beneficial outcomes, which results in the popular use of indoor tanning beds. Tanning is mostly common in lighter skinned individuals who are attempting …show more content…
The FDA regulates indoor tanning and requires precautions and warnings to be explained prior to anyone trying a tanning bed. The warnings include the recommended maximum time to be exposed to UV light, wearing protective eyewear and lotions during the duration of your tan, and being 18 years or older to begin tanning under ultraviolet light. The precautions are used to prevent overexposure, as well as any health risks. The government is also very much involved in the use of indoor tanning, due to the 10% tax collected by tanning salon businesses for each tanning session. Health inspectors often monitor tanning salons by to determining the cleanliness of the salon, the appropriate age of the clients, presenting protective eyewear, the sanitizing agent used to clean the tanning beds, appropriate documentation for warnings and minors, and etc. Indoor tanning has evolved over the years because of all the precautions that take place with the help of the
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One health risk being overexposure to ultraviolet light, greatly increase the possibility of being diagnosed with skin cancer. Yet, the North American society is willing to “look good” at the cost of potentially dying of a skin related disease. In this case, the people of North America are showing the same ignorance as the women of the Nacirema people who bake their heads in small ovens for roughly an
Family Rules Under the age 18, getting one bad sunburn doubles the chances of getting melanoma. Melanoma is known as the most serious type of skin cancer that appears when the cells that produce melanin become cancerous. In order to prevent this fatal cancer, parents must be responsible for putting sunscreen on their children. Also, parents should set a good example for their kids.
“Warning: That Tan Could Be Hazardous” by Sabrina Tavernise appeared on New York Times, in the January 10, 2015. In her article, Tavernise insists that indoor tanning provides people with skin cancer which might bring them to having melanoma (the most serious type of skin cancer). Sabrina Tavernize says that many factors, including genetics, are at play with skin cancer, one of the largest is the ultraviolet light, which people get during tanning process, it exposures its non burning ray to getting melanoma. Teenage girls from different states, who were intervied said, that tan skin makes them feel “… more confident and more comfortable...,” when they walk around, but they don’t realize what the risk is. According to the information used in the article, tanning beds account approximately 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year, with 6,000 cases of melanoma.
I believe that a mandatory screening or physical should be conducted by your primary care physician before a tanning bed could be available to use at a salon. This would allow the person to be fully aware of their particular risks. No matter the outcome of the screening, the person should still be allowed to utilize a tanning bed but not so unless they have proof of a completed screening by a health care
Indoor tanning beds emit ultraviolet radiation causing an increased risk of skin cancer (Stapleton 1). Some physicians say that indoor tanning is “carcinogenic”. Tanning beds are at greater risk for skin cancer, whether they burn or tan. There is 75% risk of melanoma when you use tanning beds. (“Why Tanning Beds Are Bad for Your Skin”).
Perceived severity is measured with three items, each having its own 6 point Likert scale. They measured risk for skin cancer based on skin type and natural skin color. The results generally support a model in which intentions are a middle ground between appearance attitudes and tanning behaviors. Reasons to tan and intentions mediate the relationship between sociocultural influenced and tanning behaviors and
Although it may seem that it is common knowledge that UV tanning beds are harmful to the human body, 7.8 million adult women and 1.9 million adult men in the United States still tan indoors. Thirty-five percent of American adults, 59 percent of college students, and 17 percent of teens have reported using a tanning bed in their lifetime. In Oregon, according to the FDA all sunlamp products must have a warning label, an accurate timer, an emergency stop control, and include an exposure schedule and protective goggles, but it should not stop there. There needs to be a heavier tax imposed on indoor tanning customers. Currently, there is a 10% tax that indoor tanners must pay.
Tanning has become very popular in today’s society. Tanned skin has become known as healthy and beautiful, when in reality tanned skin is damaged skin. Many teens start the habit of indoor tanning when preparing for a school dance or maybe another special occasion, and then they just continue to go afterwards. Indoor tanning equipment, which includes all artificial light sources, including beds, lamps, bulbs, booths, etc., emits UVA and UVB radiation. The amount of the radiation produced during indoor tanning is similar to the sun, and in some cases might be stronger than the sun ("Indoor Tanning”).
In conclusion tanning may be very popular and fashionable, but it poses numerous internal threats and external health threats. With the information about the threats, we need to put a stop to tanning and preserve our natural beauty. External threats such as malignant melanoma and other types of skin cancers, wrinkles, sunburn, and skin aging. These effects are very dangerous on the skin and can be avoided if the effects are known before the damage is already done. The internal health problems ruin the immune system, making it harder to fight skin cancer and other diseases.
The effects of indoor tanning General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience not to use indoor tanning beds. Thesis Statement: Organizational Pattern: problem-cause solution Introduction Attention Getter: There is an unexplained increase in skin cancer among people under the age of forty. 30 million people visit an indoor facility each year according to the indoor tanning association. That is 10 percent of the U.S. population voluntarily exposing themselves to UV radiation which causes cancer.
What’s your thought on tanning? Do you think tanning in a salon isn’t harmful? Do you think tanning outside is more harmful. Tanning indoors or even tanning outdoors is very harmful to you. With outdoor tanning you can prevent the intake of UVB and UVA rays by properly using sunblock but in tanning beds you cannot.
The origins of human skin colour: The origins of human skin colour remained an enigma that was to generate a multitude of misconceptions. The true source of human pigmentation was finally revealed with the discovery of the melanocyte in the 19th century. Once the amino acid tyrosine was identified to be the key enzyme in pigment formation, attention focused on elucidating the chemical structure of melanin, an enterprise that remains incomplete.
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin when the skin becomes dry, red, scaly, flaky, itchy, and can be blistered. The skin becomes hard, thickened and cracked, swelled, especially in the eyes, face, or groin areas. Skin can appear darkened or leathery, extreme itching and sun sensitive. The most vulnerable parts of the body are the hands, the forearms and face.
General purpose: To inform the public on the importance of using sun protection Specific purpose: To educate the public on the importance of protecting skin from the sun, and to encourage the use sun protection, such as sunscreen and hats, on a daily basis to prevent exposure from the sun that causes unwanted and harmful diseases that could have been preventive. Thesis statement: Many people do not use sun protection on a daily basis and are unaware of the dangers that can be easily preventive by using sun protection. I. Introduction A.
Talking about skin aging is a sensitive topic these days as no one would like to actually picture the whole process of their skin losing that youthful appeal after a few years. However, it is essential to know that our skin is like any other part of our body. To be more scientific, skin is the largest organ of the human body. This organ is the first layer which serves as the line of defense and prevents the entry of harmful microbes as well as harmful particles. Apart from this, the body temperature is regulated and the moisture content in the body is also regulated to a certain extent by the skin.