The Harmful Effects of Tanning Shelby Mikkelson
Every year more than 30 million men and women go to tanning salons to keep their summer tan they worked so hard to achieve, (Richardson, 2009).
Being exposed to UV Rays Can Cause: • Red, itchy, and dry skin. • Saggy, wrinkly, and leathery looking skin. • Burnt skin. • Damage to the eyes (Clinical Reference System, 2008)
Six Levels of Skin Types • 1. Pale White • 2. White to light beige • 3. Beige • 4. Light Brown • 5. Moderate brown • 6. Dark brown or black. • (FDA’s website updated as of May 2009)
Melanoma • Melanoma is a more predominant form of skin cancer that in most cases is found in people who have fair skin or even skin that doesn’t burn that often. (Richardson, 2009)
Melanoma Cont. • If people who use tanning beds start tanning before the age of 30, those individuals have a 75% higher chance of developing melanoma in the future. (Richardson, 2009)
Tanning and the Eyes • When a person only closes their eyes and does not use the appropriate UV protecting tanning goggles, they are only protecting their eyes by 25%.
Cataracts • The word cataracts means a huge waterfall or an enormous downpour. • Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lends of your eye, they occur when proteins form abnormal clumps on the eye. • (Health A-to-Z, 2006)
Ocular Melanoma • “Ocular melanoma is a cancer that develops in the different parts of the eye that contain melanocytes—the iris and other nearby structures that belong to the middle pigmented layer of the eye,” (Sutton, Frey, and Longe, 2009)
Main goal for treatment • The main goal of ocular melanoma is to limit the growth and spread of the disease. • This type of melanoma may spread from the eye to the liver, lungs and even the central nervous system even before it can be diagnosed. • (Sutton, Frey, and Longe, 2009)
Tanning & Addiction • “The popularity of tanning bed use among US adolescents could be attributed to several factors, such as emphasis on physical appearance, a belief that looking tan enhances one’s attractiveness, media images of tanned celebrities, and aggressive ad campaigns by the tanning industry. • (Bagdasarov, Banerjee, Greene, and Campo, 2008)
Tanning and Withdrawal • When frequent tanners stop, it’s like taking their drug away. Dr. Feldman says withdrawal symptoms can even include the shakes and sweats. • )Dermatology Times, 2007)
Being Addicted to Tanning List • 1. Tanning continuously to keep color from fading. • 2. Feel that tanning at a salon will keep color. • 3. Spending time at the beach longer than intending.
Cont. • 4. Like spending time in sun over non sun activities • 5. Tanning all-year round. • 6. Missing Scheduled activities to tan. • 7. Tans even though they know they can get skin cancer.
www.eyetumor.com www.mayoclinic.com Asymmetry Border Color Diameter Evolution In the picture above there is an eye tumor.