Is Safe Tan True?

The papers are published as a series in the October edition of the Research & Cell Pigment of Melanoma, the official journal of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Companies (IFPCS) and the Society for Melanoma Research.

The three papers are written by leaders in the fields of cell biology, dermatology and epidemiology who reviewed the evidence on the effects of UV light on skin, including that of using tanning beds. They have called for a ban on the use of tanning beds by the low 18s, and also for a ban on ads claiming that tanning beds are safe.

The researchers said that the published data suggest that the use of tanning beds are linked to the interior increased risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and do not support the notion that they are safe. Tanning beds are popular with young women.

The effects of UV radiation peeled in several ways, including damage to DNA, aging and skin cancer. The researchers stressed that human skin is the body most commonly affected by cancer, and UV radiation are the most commonly occurring carcinogen.

In one paper, Dr David E Fisher, the dermatologist and the president of the Society for Melanoma Research, and colleagues from the Massachusetts Hospital, Boston, reviewed two research areas: social issues and also about tanning the molecular mechanisms caused by exposure to UV radiation.

They said that the biological mechanisms of tanning and skin cancer both beginning to damage DNA to be exposed to radiation in the UV, which led her to conclude that safe tanning using UV light is most likely a physical impossibility.

At its conclusion, the Fisherman and colleagues wrote that:

“UVR [ultraviolet radiation] exposure represents one of the most common causes of avoidable risk of cancer and mortality in men.”

“While genetic and other factors undoubtedly contribute significantly to the risk of skin cancer, the role of UV is incontrovertible, and efforts to mislead the public, especially for purposes of economic gain by industry brown interior, it must be fought vigorously for the health, “they added.

According to figures from the American Academy of Dermatology, in the U.S., one person dies of melanoma every 62 minutes, and estimates of World Health Organization in 2000 showed that 71,000 people died worldwide from over Exposure to UV radiation.

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