One of the main causes of skin cancer is exposure to harmful sun rays. If he thought tanning in tanning salons was safer than the sun, think again before visiting any salon again. Tanning beds and sunlamps are as dangerous as the sun’s rays.
Most of the bulbs used in salons emit both UVA and UVB radiation, which are also found in sunlight and are responsible for melanoma and non-melonoma cancers. Exposure to tanning bulbs also reduces our body’s ability to repair damaged DNA, which is caused by ultraviolet radiation.
Not only can tanning cause cancers as the ultimate damage, it also prematurely ages the skin. How many of us realize that tanning is the body’s response to skin damage? Every time you tan, you accumulate skin damage. There is no safe tan.
Unfortunately, cosmetic trends are pushing more women to tanning salons. More people are inviting cancer for the sake of tanned appearance. Melanoma can cause death if it is not diagnosed early. Unfortunately, the young population is not changing their behavior about tanning. As skin damage accumulates over the years, the number of people affected by skin cancer later in life increases.
If you are one of those who believe that a tan is good and that tanning beds or sunlamps are safe, stop using them. You are putting your life in a very painful death.
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