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.
The effects of indoor tanning General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience not to use indoor tanning beds. Thesis Statement: Organizational Pattern: problem-cause solution Introduction 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.
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.
I 'm not quite sure if people know the importance of prom to a high school teenage girl. Everything has to be perfect. Everything has to be exactly the way it was imagined. Everything has to be perfect and if one thing is wrong, then everything is wrong. The dress, the shoes, the hair, the makeup, everything will be planned out, and executed like a crucial military mission. My junior year prom I had everything like the perfect dress professionally done makeup and hair, the perfect shoes and the corsage complimented my dress beautifully, but there was one thing I seemed to be missing. I was in the main entrance to the Monarch Hotel while everyone was admiring the beautiful decorations and absorbing the exciting and thrilling vibes, I was noticing how pale my skin was compared to most girls in the room. I had not even thought about tanning before prom. Flash forward a year and I determined to be tan for my senior prom. There are
Indoor tanning bed use is a huge problem in the United States. Baker and colleagues reported back in 1990 that the number of tanning salons in the United States was as high as 200,000, there were 40,000 different places who manufactured tanning beds, and roughly 200,000 people had tanning beds in their home (Baker et al., 1990). This makes it easy for one to find a place to use an indoor tanning bed. The American Academy of Dermatology reported that 59% of college students have used a tanning bed at some point in their life, and that using a tanning bed before age 35 can increase a person’s risk of developing melanoma by 59% each time an indoor tanning bed is used (ADA, 2018). A majority of college students who use indoor tanning beds do
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. Too much UV can cause a severe sunburn.
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 It is stated that the rays produced from a tanning bed are twelve times stronger than the rays from the sun (Wingert). Although people argue that you can control the time
Paula Sauer, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy and Care Management said, “Most skin cancer can be prevented if you protect yourself when you’re in the sun. In addition to decreasing your chances of skin cancer, you can prevent other damage to your skin with the right protection,” 2. Many health and professional organizations provide recommendations for ensuring safe sun exposure. Step one is to limit direct sun exposure. Steps two wear sunscreen SPF 15 or higher.
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.
Ultraviolet waves can cause many type of damages such as skin damage, eye damage, and damage to cells. However the most harmful one is skin damage. Ultraviolet waves can cause skin damage by the sun. As the sun gets direct contact with the skin it becomes to dangerous and start to burn the skin which causes skin damage. Scientist believes getting older can also cause skin damage.
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
Family Rules 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.
Relevance of topic to audience: Although the sun is necessary for life, too much sun exposure can lead to adverse health effects. More than 1 million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer each year (EPA). So, everybody is subjected to these potential adverse effects of overexposure to the sun. C. Established Credibility: My family has a history of skin cancer D. 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. 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.
Introduction 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.