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
Tanning has become very popular in today’s society. Tanned skin has become known as healthy and beautiful, when in reality tanned skin is damaged skin. Many teens start the habit of indoor tanning when preparing for a school dance or maybe another special occasion, and then they just continue to go afterwards. Indoor tanning equipment, which includes all artificial light sources, including beds, lamps, bulbs, booths, etc., emits UVA and UVB radiation. The amount of the radiation produced during indoor tanning is similar to the sun, and in some cases might be stronger than the sun ("Indoor Tanning”). There are approximately 14,000 tanning salons across the country as of early 2014, and they all have gotten very good at justifying the risky behaviors tanning beds possess. (Tavernise). There are many risks that teens take when they tan on a regular basis, therefore, tanning should be banned for minors because of the risk of developing skin cancer, the addiction it might bring on to the teens, damage it does to the skin and the cost of indoor tanning.
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
In the cosmetology field, there are so many different viewpoints interested individuals can be looking at to help decide if they should go through this particular’ field. Any individual interested should be looking at every available aspect on the field they would like to start a career in. So many people think it is easy to become a nail technician but do not fully understand what a technician can go through every day. Once individuals learn about the technician and how much more it is than just doing another individual nails’ they may like it less or more just depending on what type of personality that certain individual has and whether, or not somebody has the same interest in what they do day to day. Becoming a nail technician people are
Indoor tanning has been proven to cause skin cancer. Usings tanning beds increases your risk to skin cancer by 75%. After just one blistering sunburn, a person risks to melanoma increases (“Pros Cons of Tanning Beds”). Using tanning beds at younger ages increases risk to skin cancer (Brokloff 273). Indoor tanning beds emit ultraviolet radiation causing an increased risk of skin cancer (Stapleton 1). Some physicians say that indoor tanning is “carcinogenic”. Tanning beds are at greater risk for skin cancer, whether they burn or tan. There is 75% risk of melanoma when you use tanning beds. (“Why Tanning Beds Are Bad for Your Skin”). Skin cancer is the most commonly
Needles are a big hazard if not thrown away after use. If they are left lying around someone else it can pass on symptoms if they someone who used it before had diabetes or maybe even HIV, it can even cause an infection. This is a health hazard. Another hazard is if there is no hygiene in the hospital, someone could become seriously ill. For example if nurses or doctors don’t wash their hands after helping another patient and then move on to the next, the patient could catch something. Another harm is that another infection could be passed on if the room has not been wiped down someone else could come down and lie down and catch the infection which makes it a health hazard.
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
Introduced in the 1970s and continues to grow in popularity, tanning beds are the product of how an individual can harm his/her skin, yet also can lead indoor tanners to have a dependency like alcohol or drugs (Time Magazine, np). Tanning beds are known as a device that operates with UV radiation to produce a tan. While many people are aware of the consequences of tanning beds, they tend to overlook how 90% of skin cancer is caused by UV radiation (np) and change lives for a worse turn. Tanning beds should be uninvented as health should be the number one priority of every individual --which tanning beds fail to fulfill. Dermatologists and inspirational people always recommend sunscreen for the outdoors as UV rays are dangerous for the health. When I joined the speech team at my high school last year, it came as a shock when I was offered to speak a piece by Pulitzer prize-winning author Mary Schmich that
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
Under the age 18, getting one bad sunburn doubles the chances of getting melanoma. Melanoma is known as the most serious type of skin cancer that appears when the cells that produce melanin become cancerous. In order to prevent this fatal cancer, parents must be responsible for putting sunscreen on their children. Also, parents should set a good example for their kids. The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund is all for the prevention of Melanoma. The rhetorical effects of pathos, ethos, and logos, from the new family rule advertisement appeals to the idea that we will all be parents someday and will need to be someone to look up to when preventing this cancer.
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
Recently, there is a new invention that has become public interest from country’s leader to citizen due to the rise of one device that called e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes or Vape are electronic devices intended to deliver nicotine with flavorings, which up to 7700 different flavors and some other chemicals into vapor. The amount of users of this device has increased in the past couple of years, which contributed $6 billion to the economy in 2015 itself, this is so as it is often portrayed as a healthier substitute for the regular cigarettes though this statement has yet been proven true. The question is: should the government ban the use of e-cigarettes? In my opinion, government should ban the use of e-cigarettes because it is detrimental to health,
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.
Specific purpose: To educate the public on the importance of protecting skin from the sun, and to encourage the use sun protection, such as sunscreen and hats, on a daily basis to prevent exposure from the sun that causes unwanted and harmful diseases that could have been preventive.