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”). There are approximately 14,000 tanning salons across the country as of early 2014, and they all have gotten very good at justifying the risky behaviors tanning beds possess. (Tavernise). There are many risks that teens take when they tan on a regular basis, therefore, tanning should be banned for minors because of the risk of developing skin cancer, the addiction it might bring on to the teens, damage it does to the skin and the cost of indoor tanning.
There are many deadly disease that affect human life. one of the most deadly disease is cancer. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues.(4) Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.(4) There are many types of cancer and one of the most dangerous one is skin cancer. Skin cancer effect millions of people around the world every year. For the past ten years many people died due to skin cancer. Australia occupies the first place in terms of the high incidence of skin cancer rate in the world, where one person infected by skin cancer from every two persons spent their lives in Australia.(3) This essay will examine skin cancer by covering
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. Tanning beds should be called coffins. Tanning beds emit more UVA rays and the longer UVA rays penetrate the skin deeper. They also break down collage and elastic tissue and this causes rapid aging of the skin. You may think you look good when you are tan but you certainly won’t when you skin become very wriggled and saggy. The shorter UVB rays cannot reach this deep but they can cause mutation in DNA of skin cells in the higher
Introduced in the 1970s and continues to grow in popularity, tanning beds are the product of how an individual can harm his/her skin, yet also can lead indoor tanners to have a dependency like alcohol or drugs (Time Magazine, np). Tanning beds are known as a device that operates with UV radiation to produce a tan. While many people are aware of the consequences of tanning beds, they tend to overlook how 90% of skin cancer is caused by UV radiation (np) and change lives for a worse turn. Tanning beds should be uninvented as health should be the number one priority of every individual --which tanning beds fail to fulfill. Dermatologists and inspirational people always recommend sunscreen for the outdoors as UV rays are dangerous for the health. When I joined the speech team at my high school last year, it came as a shock when I was offered to speak a piece by Pulitzer prize-winning author Mary Schmich that
The skin is an organ and the largest in the body. Not only does your skin protect you from harmful contaminants, such as bacteria and viruses, but it protects your skin from environmental toxins. However, the one thing that harms the skin the most is the sun. Skin cancer has become a very common occurrence in residents of Jasper, Dubois County, and its surrounding areas because we spend a lot of time enjoying the outdoors. If you have suspicions that you may have skin cancer or you have already been diagnosed with it, Dr. Jason T. Stubbs, DO, ENT of the Southern Indiana Sinus Center is an expert in skin cancer and its treatment.
“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).
Every year, the indoor-tanning industry makes approximately 5 billion dollars (Wingert). Tanning attracts all different kinds of people for numerous reasons. People want that crisp glow and dark skin that is not always offered during every season. With said, there is a lot of controversy on whether tanning is healthy for you or not. Most people believe that tanning is not healthy for you because of research. 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
“Today, more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States. That’s more than all other cancers combined” says Stacy Simon form cancer.org. In the article “Indoor tanning” it says that there is a “higher melanoma rates among young females compared to young males.” The reason young females have a higher rate of melanoma is because of females indoor tanning. Indoor tanning is potentially dangerous and has been the cause of many deaths. “But my tanning salon says that there is absolutely no possibility of me getting cancer because they use safe tanning rays,” one might complain. Well indoor tanning methods such as beds, booths, and sunlamps are not safe at all, they emit UV radiation rays which is the cause of skin cancer. People need to watch out for indoor tanning as it could lead to a very serious skin cancer.
Many young women feel pressure to always look their best, and pale skin is certainly not "in." But one woman, named Ashley Trenner, warned young girls that they should be thankful for the skin they are born with, because trying to change it could cost them their life. Trenner began
In western society, the depiction of health usually presides in skin tone. No one wants to be “pale” or “pasty”, so being tan is encouraged like a fashion trend. The tanning salon industry is skyrocketing along with the trend of “soaking up the sun”. It is little known that the “glorious” tan that everyone wants to achieve by sitting out in the sun for a few hours is a defense mechanism designed by the body to stop the harm that ultraviolet rays (UV rays) may cause it. UV radiation has detrimental effects on the human body.
The main sign of vitiligo is pigmented or color loss that produces white or light colored patches on the skin. The main parts of the body most at risk for this condition are areas of the skin exposed to the sun. Vitiligo, usually, first appears on the hands, feet, arms, face, or lips because these areas are most exposed to the sun. There are many signs of the condition of vitiligo. The main five signs are skin discoloration, premature whitening or greying of hairs, loss of color in the tissues that line the mouth and nose, loss in color of the inner layer of the eyeball, or discolored patches around the armpit, navel, genitals, and rectum. Vitiligo can happen at any age, but usually appears before the age of 20. There are three main types of vitiligo. The first is, generalized vitiligo,this is when the patches cover many parts of the body and they correspond symmetrically. The second type is segmental vitiligo and this is when the patches are in part or one side of the body. Lastly, the third type is localized or focal vitiligo, this is when the patches cover one or a few areas of the body (Mayo
Cancer is an abnormal production of cells that divide uncontrollably within the body (Black & Hogan 2006). What is more vaguely understood are the mechanisms the underlie this, the different effects on each patient, and how to stop it. Some common types of cancer are breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, leukemia, and brain cancer. Each of these various diagnoses cause different biological and psychological stresses on the patient. Because old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, often, a mass will form, otherwise known as a tumor. Cancerous tumors are malignant, meaning they can spread into nearby tissues, whereas benign tumors do not spread, and are often
Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocytes, the cell found in the skin's epidermis that produces melanin. Melanoma most commonly occurs on the trunk or lower extremities. While malignant melanoma is less common than non-melanoma skin cancer , it is considered the most deadly form of skin cancer. This is because melanoma accounts for approximately 75% of deaths associated with skin cancer. In 2013, it is estimated that 76,690 people will be diagnosed with melanoma and 9,480 people will die of melanoma in the United States.
As we already know UV (aka sunlight and artificial UV lighting) can cause forms of skin cancers. It seems to be common sense now days but we really don’t know how or why specifically and we also don’t really know what preventative measures actually work. As we grow up every day we expose ourselves to sunlight but unless we are going out to the beach or pool, we don’t take preventative measures to keep our skin safe from radiation and some are even attempting to do the complete opposite for beautification. After reading a few articles and doing some research on my own I have reached a valid argument to explain a few reasons why preventative measures need to be taken. In this essay I will first explain how radiation is bad for you skin and why we need to take these measures to fight for our lives.