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
Paula Sauer, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy and Care Management said, “Most skin cancer can be prevented if you protect yourself when you’re in the sun. In addition to decreasing your chances of skin cancer, you can prevent other damage to your skin with the right protection,” 2. Many health and professional organizations provide recommendations for ensuring safe sun exposure. Step one is to limit direct sun exposure. Steps two wear sunscreen SPF 15 or higher.
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
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
Relevance of topic to audience: Although the sun is necessary for life, too much sun exposure can lead to adverse health effects. More than 1 million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer each year (EPA). So, everybody is subjected to these potential adverse effects of overexposure to the sun. C. Established Credibility: My family has a history of skin cancer D. Thesis: Many people do not use sun protection on a daily bases and are unaware of the health effects of sun exposure that can be easily preventive by using sun protection. E. Preview: Today I want to educate and motivate you to wear sun protection by explaining how sun exposure affects everyone, that there is no excuse for not protecting yourself with all the different kinds of sun protection products available, and finally, to remind you that the simple step of applying sunblock eliminates potential and preventable health effects.
Radiology technician Radiation exposure has been proven to be detrimental to both the patients’ health and the technicians. If exposed to too much radiation, it can eventually cause cancer. Radiation deals more with the patient since they are the ones being tested to see what is wrong and where the pain is coming from. The technicians are suppose to take all safety precautions to protect both themselves and the patients’.
Tanning beds emit UV light just like the Sun does. Most of the age spots and wrinkles on our face come from the tanning bed’s artificial UV rays. The UVs speed up aging and increase the risk for developing skin cancer. The UV light from tanning beds damages our elastin. Elastin is a protein found
In addition to vitamin D deficiency, most people have heard that indoor tanning leads to skin cancer, but not many people do anything with that information. There was an incident with lack of information of indoor tanning when a teenager discovered she had skin cancer. She was a high school junior who wanted to be tan in her sparkly white prom dress. What started as a lark soon became a 20- minute-a-day-obsession. A bleeding mole discovered at at the age of 20 sent her to the dermatologist.
Indoor tanning bed use is a huge problem in the United States. Baker and colleagues reported back in 1990 that the number of tanning salons in the United States was as high as 200,000, there were 40,000 different places who manufactured tanning beds, and roughly 200,000 people had tanning beds in their home (Baker et al., 1990). This makes it easy for one to find a place to use an indoor tanning bed. The American Academy of Dermatology reported that 59% of college students have used a tanning bed at some point in their life, and that using a tanning bed before age 35 can increase a person’s risk of developing melanoma by 59% each time an indoor tanning bed is used (ADA, 2018). A majority of college students who use indoor tanning beds do
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.
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.
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.
Too much exposure to ionizing radiation can damage the tissues. Children, young women and fetus are more sensitive to this type of radiation than others (Fahey, 2012). • Maintaining the Highest Level of Safety with NM Workers in nuclear medicine should follow safety rules. While working with radioactive materials, personal protective equipment like gloves, protective eye wear and cloths and in some cases fume hoods must be used. NM procedures must be practiced in special closed places.
The sun can prematurely age your skin. If you've ever seen older people with deep, dark tans, their skin is usually very wrinkled. That's because of the deteriorating rays of the sun that are attacking them on a daily basis. Skin cancer is directly related to the amount of sun you're exposed to on a daily, monthly, and yearly
What is ultraviolet Light? Ultraviolet light (UV) is made of electromagnetic radiation which is a structured form of energy discharged by a certain electromagnetic process. Ultra violet rays are rays of light that are emitted by the sun, when these rays get in contact with our skin it tends to tan our skin.