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
We’ve always been taught that the sun is our friend. It warms us, helps grow our food, gives us light, all good things. Unfortunately, the sun has become less of a friend over the past few decades. As the sun’s UV Rays become more and more of a concern, so has the incidence of skin cancer, malignant melanoma.
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
First let’s explain what Ultra violet radiation is. Ultraviolet radiation definition is radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where wavelengths are just shorter than those of ordinary, visible violet light but longer than those of x-rays. In other words it’s dangerous to play with. It is unstable molecules known as reactive oxygen species. (Source: Journal of Aesthetic Nursing (J AESTHETIC NURS), Jul/Aug2015; 4(6): 276-280. 5p) Lorna Bowes, who is an Aesthetic Nurse and Director, Aesthetic Source, Bedford, explains in her article that long exposure to UVR (ultra violet radiation) will cause an increase in age due to the damage on the skin from the radiation and could eventually lead to skin cancer. Even on a cloudy day the over 80% of the sun’s rays penetrates the clouds and continue to damage your skin and when that sun light hits the surface, it will increase the power
People tan for all types of reasons, maybe to look nice at a school dance or to just get some color for the cold winter months. When people ask tanning salons about indoor tanning they all have gotten very good at justifying the risky
Yet, they are not and possess hidden dangers. A former employee of a tanning salon said this about the conditions of the tanning beds,"I've seen water dripping down on beds, people leaving beds dirty and calling it a night. I go in there to tan, look up...got handprints everywhere,". Doctors and dermatologists say any bacteria can be picked up from a tanning bed. Dirty tanning beds are a great place for bacteria and viruses to grow (WMBF News, 2014). They say that because as the body sweats it creates moisture and the lights help create the moist environment that the bacteria can live in (Gander, K. 2015). Some diseases that are found in tanning beds are athlete's foot, lice, jock itch, staph infections, herpes, warts, faecal bacteria, and more (WMBF News, 2014). A common symptom of unsanitary conditions is ‘tanning bed rash’. The tanning itself dries out the skin causing a rash, but it is most likely from the dried sweat of the last tanner (Arizona Dermatology, 2018). Although not visible to the eye, tanning beds are not as sanitary as they may look, and can carry many
According to Miner, “Women bake their heads in small ovens for about an hour” (505). The student of this article thought up an oddly similar practice that both women and men of North American society do willingly, visit tanning salons. The men and women who go to tanning salons willingly lay inside of what is seemingly an oven lined with ultraviolet lights. Never had it ever come to the students attention as to how weird of a practice that is until he read the quote mentioned previously in this paragraph. There are obvious health risks when assuming position inside of what is essentially an oven lined with ultraviolet lights. 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
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. 10,000 tanning salons have closed across the country since 2010, eliminating up to 100,000 jobs and cutting the industry by half. Unfortunately, President Donald Trump is conducting the repeal of the Affordable Care Act which would lift the 10% tax imposed on indoor tanning
Yet another reason tanning beds should not be regulated is that for a vast majority of people who tan, say it helps with any of their stress and anxiety that they have been accumulating. By regulating tanning beds, the government lessens how much a person can tan, how long they can tan, and how effective tanning in the tanning beds should be. Many teenagers nowadays struggle with high anxiety and stress. For some of those, tanning in tanning beds helps tremendously with such. Not only does it help with stress, but it serves as a hobby for others. 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
With a simple phrase in any search engine, you will find countless articles showing definitive proof that tanning of any kind can be harmful. Artificial UV exposure such as tanning beds tend to be the argument of the decade waging war on those who care about other's health way too much vs people who want to appear darker for looks only to be seen 30 years later as a wrinkled, and leathery sun spot attraction. There tends to be little ground on the people in the middle. To those who maybe go tanning for a week straight for a wedding or a comparable large occasion, a tanning bed may not be life threatening. Many who carry a genotype of melanoma will not be aware due to it staying dormant; however, very little UV ray exposure could act as a catalyst to that same carrier.
Tanning beds are beds that use ultraviolet rays (UV) to give the user a cosmetic tan.
In conclusion, this advertisement shows how important sun protection knowledge really is. Even at a young age, knowing that melanoma is very easy to get may cause the rates of this deadly cancer to drop. This is a cancer that we know how to, and can, prevent. People should be doing everything in their power to do so, for this cancer spreads fast and is most always
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
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.
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. Th tanning alternatives are very important as of right now because as I state again the long term effects are not known, but now they are. So instead of tanning, think