Summary: That Tan Could Be Hazardous

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“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). Sabrina Tavernize says that many factors, including genetics, are at play with skin cancer, one of the largest is the ultraviolet light, which people get during tanning process, it exposures its non burning ray to getting melanoma. Teenage girls from different states, who were intervied said, that tan skin makes them feel “… more confident and more comfortable...,” when they walk around, but they don’t realize what the risk is. According to the information used in the article, tanning beds account approximately 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year, with 6,000 cases of melanoma. When the federal government collected data on tanning among high school students only since 2009, they were surprised because teens who use tanning beds do it a lot, about 10 times per year. High school girls said that they would rather visit tan salons than lay out on…show more content…
Also Miami researches discovered that in Florida there are more tanning salons than McDonald’s restaurants, CVS stores or Bank of America branches. Teens have the opportunity to get tan faster, so they don’t want to use traditional way of tanning on the beach and not putting their health and lives under the risk of getting skin cancer. Unfornaturelly not all states have some sort of age restrictions on using of tanning salons, only 40 of them do, according to AIM at Melanoma. Tanning could be “addictive” because “It has all these weird effects that just make me feel better about myself,” Madison, from RL said, “I would like to stop tanning but I can’t,” she

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