Aging and Skin Cancer Facts
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Airbrush tanning has become very popular as people are becoming more aware of the aging and cancer that has been proven to occur in the sun and tanning beds. The risk of melanoma jumps 75 percent for people who begin indoor tanning before the age of 30, and among people who’ve tanned 10 times or more by that age, the risk of a melanoma diagnosis is six times higher than for those who’ve never tanned inside. Airbrush Tanning is supported by The American Academy of Dermatology, Skin Cancer Foundation, and Melanoma Research Foundation. My solution is approved by the US Food & Drug Administration.
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Brazil is the First Country to Ban Tanning Salons
Brazil is the first country to ban tanning salons, as well as buying or selling tanning equipment. This law was a result of the World Health Organization classifying tanning beds as a Level 1 Carcinogen, the same as plutonium and cigarettes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics have all included tanning beds in their list of dangerous carcinogens. So far, 30 U.S. states have some restrictions.
Tanning Salons Out of Business By 2014!
AN international study which adds to growing evidence surrounding the cancer-causing risks of indoor tanning has prompted calls to tax the industry and increase health warnings to consumers.
The research comes as NSW pushes ahead with legislation to ban tanning salons by 2014, while Queensland is considering a similar move.
The study, published in the British Medical Journal this week, found that people who used tanning beds were more likely to develop two types of non-melanoma skin cancer, basal and squamous cell carcinoma.
The findings follow a study in the same journal in July that showed the risk of melanoma from sunbed use was 20 per cent, rising to 87 per cent if people were exposed before the age of 35.
Experts from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research said the two studies provided more convincing evidence that exposure to artificial ultraviolet radiation can cause skin cancers.
Senior researcher Catherine Olsen and Adele Green, the head of the cancer and population studies group at the university, said sunbeds were now banned in Brazil.
Meanwhile, people under the age of 18 were banned from using solariums in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the UK, and parts of Australia, Canada and the US.