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. Teens should not be allowed to use tanning beds because of skin cancer
Attention Getter: There is an unexplained increase in skin cancer among people under the age of forty. 30 million people visit an indoor facility each year according to the indoor tanning association. That is 10 percent of the U.S. population voluntarily exposing themselves to UV radiation which causes cancer. 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
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
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
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
Self image is very important to many teens, but do they know the harm behind tanning beds? Tanning bed users can be exposed to 5 times more UV (Ultraviolet radiation) than they should from natural sunlight. Melanoma is a skin cancer caused by tanning beds. DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is a additive in tanning lotion that darkenss the skin and can cause prolonged bleeding.
Intrinsic factors and extrinsic factors, both contribute to this process. As discussed earlier, UV-induced damage to the DNA causes a poor renewal of the skin. When exposed to harsh sunlight, an individual is also exposed to the UV light that comes along with it. Excessive exposure can cause premature aging in certain individuals and also is observed as severe pigmentation and sunburns as well. The antioxidants, namely vitamin E and vitamin C are majorly targeted by the UV light and thus, reduce the antioxidant capacity of the epidermis on prolonged exposure. Removing makeup is as important as wearing makeup while stepping out. Not removing the makeup before going to bed also contributes to aging over a
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
Many people like to use tanning beds to sustain a nice summer tan all year round.
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
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. It turned out to be stage 1B Melanoma (Leonard). Is the tan really worth it? Having to spend hours at doctors appointments to get rid of the cancer. Researchers estimate that indoor tanning may cause upwards of 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year ("Indoor Tanning Industry Under Scrutiny”). Some of these cases lead to Melanoma which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer that exists. Treatment for melanoma could even include chemotherapy: The treatment of disease by the use of chemical substances, especially the treatment of cancer by cytotoxic and other drugs. Even one indoor tanning session can increase users’ risk of developing melanoma by 20 percent, squamous cell carcinoma by 67 percent and basal cell carcinoma by 29 percent ("A urging issue: indoor Tanning debate heats
We all know someone who has visited a tanning bed. Whether the reason was to get a base tan for a vacation, or wanting a little color for prom, people who use tanning beds are the most susceptible for developing skin cancer. The negative effects of using a tanning bed, cancer and expensive treatments, are why tanning beds should be banned for everyone of all ages.
As we already know UV (aka sunlight and artificial UV lighting) can cause forms of skin cancers. It seems to be common sense now days but we really don’t know how or why specifically and we also don’t really know what preventative measures actually work. As we grow up every day we expose ourselves to sunlight but unless we are going out to the beach or pool, we don’t take preventative measures to keep our skin safe from radiation and some are even attempting to do the complete opposite for beautification. After reading a few articles and doing some research on my own I have reached a valid argument to explain a few reasons why preventative measures need to be taken. In this essay I will first explain how radiation is bad for you skin and why we need to take these measures to fight for our lives.
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.
Skin cancer is directly related to the amount of sun you're exposed to on a daily, monthly, and yearly