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.
Many people like to use tanning beds to sustain a nice summer tan all year round. Tanning beds are beds that use ultraviolet rays (UV) to give the user a cosmetic tan. Each suntanning bed contains a set of Fluorescent lights to shine on the user giving them the sun kissed look.
Perceived severity is measured with three items, each having its own 6 point Likert scale. They measured risk for skin cancer based on skin type and natural skin color. The results generally support a model in which intentions are a middle ground between appearance attitudes and tanning behaviors. Reasons to tan and intentions mediate the relationship between sociocultural influenced and tanning behaviors and
“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.
Although tanning beds can help you get a healthier complexion, they can put you at risk of cancer, sunburn, and adversely affects the immune system. However, people who use tanning beds don’t have many complications. Frequent tanning bed users regulate how much they tan to reduce the risks of complications. People only tan two to three months out of the year limiting their risk to skin cancer and other complications.
Because of the population that bears little risk, I believe it is arbitrary to restrict artificial UV exposure such as tanning beds to all. The manufacturers are very upfront with the warnings and risks posted directly on the machines themselves and all salons will require you to sign before use. It may not be the best option to utilize a tanning bed with no many alternatives such as a spray tan, but we cannot ban them for everyone due to a small percentage having a possible reaction. I would compare this to a very common condition, peanut allergies. We simply do not ban all peanut products even though the number of children in the U.S. with a peanut allergy more than tripled between 1997 and 2010.
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.
It never occurred to me how UV radiations from tanning beds and the sun can have a huge impact on an individual’s life. A television personality by the name of Dr. Oz that I watch on a daily warned his audience of tanning beds, and those words that came out of his mouth opened my eyes to realize not everyone is happy in their skin. Respectively, many pale-skinned people would resort to tanning beds regardless of the effects on their skin because they felt it was a “requirement” by society. Furthermore, tanning beds make them feel “happy” since they believe they look content when they use tanning beds. I never felt the need to go to the extreme and do something to my skin that may bring unfavorable consequences later.
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.
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
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
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
They find the way to bleach their skin. Inversely, white people want to have tan skin. I my opinion, sunbathe is not good for skin because after sunbathing skin will be hurt and peel. After the moment, I guessed that Australian might have different conceptions about beauty skin and I asked my boss about this issue because she used to work in skincare shop. She told me some Australian believe that tan skin is healthy looking.
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.
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.