It is proven through research that tanning can lead in negative outcomes because of the strength of the rays, decreased vitamin D, and the increased risk for Skin Cancer It is stated that the rays produced from a tanning bed are twelve times stronger than the rays from the sun (Wingert). Although people argue that you can control the time
On an average day there are about a million people who go tanning on a regular basis, and of those million people, most are younger, between the ages of sixteen and twenty-nine (Hochman). People who use tanning beds before age of thirty-five have a seventy-five percent increased risk of developing melanoma (Fellingham). There are approximately 65,000 new cases nationwide of melanoma and about 9,000 deaths each year from the most preventable disease (Salsberg). Researchers said that there is a death every hour because of melanoma
UV radiation is a form of energy from natural and artificial sunlight. Excess amounts can cause damage to DNA in the skin. Although some argue tanning is good for you because it helps form a “base tan” and the UV exposure time is controlled. The truth is, each time you lay in a tanning bed, it increases the risk of developing skin cancer
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.
We all know someone who has visited a tanning bed. Whether the reason was to get a base tan for a vacation, or wanting a little color for prom, people who use tanning beds are the most susceptible for developing skin cancer. The negative effects of using a tanning bed, cancer and expensive treatments, are why tanning beds should be banned for everyone of all ages. The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, according to the article “Sun Exposure, Skin Cancer, and Other Skin Damage,” on WebMD.
Becky was a 23-year-old girl who got diagnosed with a melanoma after she saw an irregular mole on the back of her leg. She said she started tanning at 17 with her mom and got a tan 2-3 times a week once she started college. She is now 27 and does not know whether or not her cancer will come back. Becky’s story is only one of many, so many people use tanning beds not knowing what they do to them or not caring. Parents encourage their kids to tan even if they know the consequences and no one is saying anything.
Using tanning beds before the age of 30 increases the risk of getting the deadliest skin cancer (Melanoma) by 59 percent (Hughe, D. 2012).Yet still, there is the question of, “ Should teens be allowed to use tanning beds?”. Tanning has proven to contribute to developing skin cancer, so tanning dramatically increases the chance of developing cancer. Also, the color skin turns from indoor tanning can be quite unnatural and it can be very obvious that the person had gone indoor tanning based on the color of their skin. To add, the conditions of the tanning beds are not as sanitary as people may think. The beds can have all the germs of the people who tanned there before because the beds are not being cleaned regularly.
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
I. Introduction A. Attention Getter- The sunburn you get this week could take twenty years to become skin cancer. B. Tie to the audience- Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Each year in the US, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer.
Basal Cell Carcinoma-Many basal cell carcinomas simply look like a small bump that has a pearl color to it. In most cases, it is found in areas that are prone to an excessive amount of sun, like the nose. While this cancerous tumor will spread to surrounding areas, it does not spread to other areas of the body. 2.
Ultraviolet waves can cause many type of damages such as skin damage, eye damage, and damage to cells. However the most harmful one is skin damage. Ultraviolet waves can cause skin damage by the sun. As the sun gets direct contact with the skin it becomes to dangerous and start to burn the skin which causes skin damage. Scientist believes getting older can also cause skin damage.
many people enjoy tanning in tanning beds, and it helps them relax, concentrate better, and is an overall enjoyable. “tanning beds can have a positive effect on one’s mental health also. This is especially true when one suffers from seasonal affective disorder.” which is stated at http://bitshare.cm/post/20547945486/the-good-side-of-tanning-beds Last, but certainly not least, The government should not regulate the use of tanning beds because there are no limitations on other harmful substances such as
Although the males in this study were not proven successful, men aren’t the primary target and have a much lower rate of tanning. However, it is still very important to educate the public and enforce the regulations and policies on indoor tanning. The Federal Trade Commission has been charging the indoor tanning agencies for making false claims on their advertisements on the benefits of indoor tanning. They were forced to remove these ads or face more charges (Szabo, 2014). By educating the public on the truth, it will make others more knowledgeable about the harmful effects of radiation
Because of the population that bears little risk, I believe it is arbitrary to restrict artificial UV exposure such as tanning beds to all. The manufacturers are very upfront with the warnings and risks posted directly on the machines themselves and all salons will require you to sign before use. It may not be the best option to utilize a tanning bed with no many alternatives such as a spray tan, but we cannot ban them for everyone due to a small percentage having a possible reaction. I would compare this to a very common condition, peanut allergies. We simply do not ban all peanut products even though the number of children in the U.S. with a peanut allergy more than tripled between 1997 and 2010.
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.