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. [Transitions: We all know it’s important, so why are so few protecting
The UK Cancer Research Center recommends getting enough safe Sun exposure daily for 15 minutes between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. A person with a dark skin tone may require 90 minutes, while the elderly require about 30 minutes (Vitamin D, 2015). B. Until now , Society has been misled by the beauty industry that the Sun is dangerous and that it causes Skin Cancer. They have recommended that a person should instead resort to supplements as well as Vitamin D fortified foods . Clearly , the Sun isn’t dangerous , overexposure to it is.
SunWise is a program that teaches kids and their caregivers about the risks of ultraviolet radiation and prevention tips to protect them against UV exposure, so that we might be able to prevent skin cancer as it continues to become more and more prevalent. EPA stated that in this year alone, it is expected that there will be 5 million people treated for skin cancer and with this program it is expected that they will prevent 11,000 cases and 50 premature deaths. I absolutely think this would be a good program to implement into our schools. Tanning has become so popular among younger teens, especially in girls, and they don’t understand how bad it really can be for not just their skin, but their health as well. According to WebMD, “The use of the tanning beds before age 35 boosted the risk of melanoma by 75%.” If this program is going to put these facts in kid’s heads and make them really understand what UV exposure is and how it is preventable, I think it can help prevent skin cancer in future generations.
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
Melanoma is hard to diagnose, especially if you have moles on your body that you don’t pay attention to. If you have any family history with melanoma, or any cancer, the best and safest thing you can do is get yourself tested for the gene. Getting tested for the gene could help save your life. A very interesting skin condition is steatocystoma multiplex. Steatocystoma multiplex is a disorder that forms multiple non-cancerous cysts on the skin.
But, as Zinsser explains, America’s society doesn’t allow you to fail. This is the reason why “the young are growing up old.” (Zinsser 2). During his career, Zinsser realized that they were “four kinds of pressure working on college students” (Zinsser 2). He recognizes economic, parental, peer and self-induced pressure as the four kinds of pressure, making there be “no villains, only victims.” (Zinsser 2). As an example of parental pressure, Zinsser tells the story of many students who go to medical school to please their parents.
Throughout your lifetime, as you are exposed to this radiation from your microwave, it slowly adds up and increases your risk for cancer. The times when humans are most vulnerable to microwave radiation is during childhood and puberty since their bodies are still developing. Keeping young ones away from your microwave at all times would issue the best outcomes. As a result, throwing your microwave away altogether would be the best approach to saving yourself from the treacherous disease of
Having a comprehensive plan that covers all these components can have effects that go on to help prevent smoking in current and future generations. It is important that current smokers have proper programs designed to help them quit smoking. Banning smoking only helps the people that do not smoke while ignoring the fact that many people are heavily addicted to tobacco. Another way that the plan is successful is because it reduces student exposure to smoking. In a study done by Dr. Amanda Fallin, found that “past 30-day smoking was highest (19%) among students on campuses with designated smoking areas…compared to 10% to 12% on campuses with other policies” (Fallin et al., 1098).
Unfortunately, sunscreens that contain Retinyl Palmitate, may actually increase the growth of cancerous skin tumors and lesions. (2) Most sunscreens aren’t safe or protective against skin cancer and have a long list of toxic chemicals difficult to pronounce. Oxybenzone is commonly used in sunscreens and is an endocrine disruptor. Today more than ever it’s important to be aware of carcinogenic sunscreens that both line the retail shelves of grocery stores, as well as big box stores. Several studies have actually confirmed that appropriate sun exposure actually helps prevent skin cancer and is our best source of vitamin
Before you head to the beach or the tanning salon, you should be learning all you can about the sunscreen you're using to protect your skin. While some sources advocate the use of sunblock and sunscreen, others shout about how the chemicals in these products are actually bad for you. We'd like to shed as much light as possible on the debate. Is sunscreen good for you? What happens if you don't use sunscreen out in the sun?