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. There are individuals who believe tanning is beneficial; however, others believe that tanning is not healthy 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.
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.
A well can “use on average up to 6 million gallons of water plus chemicals and sand to keep the fissures open” each time a well is fracked. For states like California who are in a severe drought (that could be millions of gallons of water a year, depending on the number of wells in the state), that is water being wasted that could be used for agriculture or human consumption. If a well is located near a water supply like a river or underground well, the water can become contaminated like the spring on Jackie Shulkie’s property that began bubbling after nearby fracking started on her neighbor’s yard. In “How Fracking Affects You,” Josh Fox who produced the documentary “GasLand” showed a clip of a man who was able to light the water from his tap on fire, due to Benzene, a known carcinogen, in the water. Drinking water was exempted from the Clean Water Act by the Bush Administration in 2005.
The Dangers of Tanning “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.
Wells can hold millions of gallons of water. Fracking does not have its own separate line of water; therefore, the workers in charge of the fracking use the water local communities use. All of the drilling going around in local communities are making people feel like they are living in an industrial area instead of a normal neighborhood, and this is affecting the quality of life people are living. Another reason why fracking lowers the quality of life is that fracking is slowly destroying family’s homes. One family affected by fracking says, “The tranquility was ruptured by the staccato tapping of one of her stained-glass sun catchers against the window.” The tapping this family was hearing was vibrations coming from a fracking site.
These rays absorb into the skin and can lead to a cancer called melanoma. According to Alexandra Sifferlin, “The FDA reports that people who are exposed to radiation from indoor tanning are 59% more likely to develop melanoma compared to people who have never used indoor tanning before.” Because of this kind of radiation, using indoor tanning increases the rate of cancer by over 50%. Whenever people get melanoma by exposing themselves to these rays, it starts in one place and can spread to many different parts of the body. Whenever it spreads, it starts to become fatal because the whole body is affected with the disease. “This type of cancer kills an estimated 10,130 people in the US just annually.” When people absorb the rays, their skin becomes darker.
According to Buzzle (2012), some common complaints from the patients after the surgery are headache, vomiting, prolonged pain, nausea and more. This is because patients underwent change in their body chemistry during the process which causes the body system to react negatively to the outcome. Another reason is that the process of the surgery requires the use of Anesthesia, which is a temporary state of one’s unconsciousness and this is very risky as Anesthesia is responsible for 34 deaths in United States annually reported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (Cherney, 2014). The second side-effect of
“She States that chemicals come from our “laboratories in an endless stream; almost five hundred annually find their way into actual use in the United states alone”(Carson) Firstly, Carson uses horrific examples to grab the attention of her audience. She tells her readers about chemicals, such as pesticides, that are destructive and how they are used on all kinds of foods as well as how they are used to kill bugs. Carson explains in her essay how the war on bugs may never be won. She states “…insects, in a triumphant vindication of Darwin’s principle of the survival of the fittest, have evolved super races immune to the particular insecticides used, hence a deadlier one
Jared Snow Ms. Carrell English 1 AP 9/15/15 Water Contamination Water pollution is any chemical, physical, or biological change in the quality of water that has a harmful effect on any living thing that drinks it, uses it or lives in it. I have spent many hours of many days to research this topic to find out facts of water pollution and how to prevent it. According to Food and Water Watch there are over 780 million people all over the earth that are living without clean drinking water. Another fact is every 20 seconds a child under five years old dies from illnesses that are waterborne. There is a lot of information about water contamination, the main topics are, effects of the percentage of water contaminated, ways it gets contaminated, and what to do in the after-math.
Much of the trash such as glass and plastic can be recycled at port, but if it is not recycled, it is incinerated and then dumped at sea, contributing to the floating plastic debris that has a serious effect on a wide range of marine organisms. According to the Coast Guard there is more the one million birds and 100,000 marine mammals that die each year from ingesting or becoming entangled in plastic debris. In addition to this waste, industries onboard generate waste from photo shops, print shops, x-ray development, batteries, paint, and solvents. These toxic wastes have been known to cause death and reproductive failure in a number of marine
After five hours of sitting in the ice water, and their temperature has dropped to 25 degrees celsius, that’s when we begin rewarming them. Most of the patients have lost consciousness or died when their body hits this temperature. The patients have been foaming at the mouth, writhing in pain, and losing consciousness during these experiments. Medical Report #4: Heating Experiments (1) One method of heating freezing victims is to place them in hot water and slowly increase the temperature of the water. This has proved to be the most effective way even though many of the victims have died from the shock of the water heating up too quickly.
It’s polluted surroundings lead to sickly people, thus we will provide inspections on a monthly basis to check for any illnesses. And doctors will be on service in the Hull House to help cure sickness. We will work to improve the mortality rate in the city by putting medical attention to children. Almost 20 years ago, the Great Chicago Fire demonstrated the poor construction of tenements. On October 8th of 1871, a massive fire destroyed thousands of buildings and killed approximately 300 people.
The Flint Water Crisis is a state emergency in which the government decided to save money by switching over their main water source from the Detroit River, to the Flint River. This resulted in the residents of the city of Flint to be poisoned. The horrible conditions of the Flint River water caused lead to get into the water supply from the old pipes. This meant that the water was toxic with extremely elevated lead levels. Between 6,000 and 12,000 young children were exposed to drinking water with elevated lead levels in it.
It involves high-pressure injections of water and chemicals into rock formations, which in turn release natural gas (Thompson, “Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned”). However, fracking can result in many negative outcomes. For instance, scientists who conducted the earthquake study for Geology discovered that not only did fracking cause the biggest earthquake in Oklahoma, but it also caused more earthquakes in states that hardly experienced any seismic activity (“Wastewater Injection Spurred Biggest Earthquake Yet, Says Study,” The Earth Institute Columbia University). In fact, quakes have hit so frequently in Oklahoma, that state and oil regulators decided to shut down five disposal wells due to the increasing number of earthquakes in a city named Cushing (“Oil Regulators Shut Down Two Disposal Wells After Earthquakes Near Cushing”, State Impact: NPR). If fracking is capable of causing temblors as powerful as a 5.7-magnitude, it may be capable of inducing other massive earthquakes in the future.
Household cats kill approximately 5 million animals every week – more than the total number of animals used in medical research every year. Yes, sometimes animals may be killed in research but that number doesn 't even compare to the number killed in the environment. “Animal research and testing has played a part in almost every medical breakthrough of the last century. It has saved hundreds of millions of lives worldwide...” – Former UK Home Office minister Joan This quote is very powerful to me. It reminds me of the people living and suffering an illness and how they need medical help.