9 articles Tag tanning beds

Is Tanning Addictive?

Is Tanning Addictive?

It’s no secret that indoor tanning causes premature wrinkles and drastically increases a person’s risk of skin cancer….yet, nearly 30 million people tan indoors in the U.S. annually. Some may claim innocent ignorance, but the overwhelming majority of tanners KNOW the risks, but chose to tan regardless. Why? Quite often the drive for frequent tanners to continue fake-baking is appearance-based, but could there be more to it than this? It has been speculated for years by …

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Indoor Tanning and Minors: The Debate Heats Up

Indoor Tanning and Minors: The Debate Heats Up

With Hawaii recently becoming the tenth state to ban indoor tanning use for minors, the debate continues to rage regarding the dangers of tanning beds and whether or not minors should be using them. With all the heat this subject is getting, I’d like to cut through the fluff, and give you the facts from trustworthy sources. Here’s what you should know before letting little Susie get a “base tan” before that upcoming family vacation: …

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Indoor Tanning Myths Revealed: The Danger Behind Those Glowing Fluorescent Bulbs

Indoor Tanning Myths Revealed: The Danger Behind Those Glowing Fluorescent Bulbs

Thinking about Tanning Indoors before that Sunny Vacation? Think Again. With Spring Break just around the corner, many college kids are hitting the tanning salons to get some color before that trip to Cabo, Lake Havasu, or some other sunny, water-filled destination. It appears many young adults—despite likely having been told the negative effects of too much UV exposure—seem unaware the extent of damage and risk associated with tanning indoors (A single session in a …

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Modeling Agencies Join Together To Fight The Tan

Modeling Agencies Join Together To Fight The Tan

Models are looked up to for their flawless beauty and bikini bodies. The model image also has a dark side when it comes to being blamed for causing poor self-body image in young girls that has such an effect that it could lead to eating disorders and other unhealthy choices. Another example is that this unrealistic view of models and what is fashionable can give girls the idea that a tanned and unnaturally bronzed skin …

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Skin Cancer at 17!

Skin Cancer at 17!

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More and more cases of melanoma may be caused from early tanning bed usage. What are your thoughts? Read about Katie Donnar’s story from Seventeen Magazine; “I Got Skin Cancer at 17!” Even if you use a tanning bed only once in your teens, your risk for melanoma — the deadliest skin cancer — increases by 75 percent. But it’s easy to …

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Read Me…

I just read an article written by the Editor-in-chief of Cosmo (Cosmopolitan) Magazine, Kate White.  With so much noise being made to law makers about the dangers of tanning and the deadly effects that come from it, Kate White hits it home by comparing tanning beds to cigarette addiction.  Even last week our Photo Story Friday feature, MaryAnn, admitted that she began laying in a tanning bed at the age of 13.  If tanning beds are …

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Photo Story Friday…MaryAnn’s Story

Photo Story Friday…MaryAnn’s Story

Hosted by Cecily and Life With Kaishon  MaryAnn’s Story… When did you start using tanning beds? and for what reasons?  The first time I was in a tanning bed was when I was 13. I used to go to my mom’s salon and get into one fully clothed and put a towel on my face and fall asleep. After, we put the tanning bed into our house. When we did that, I was using it …

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GOOD LUCK Amy Waldrop! Speaking out against tanning beds for minors!

This is a copy of the testimony submitted to the FDA by Amy Waldrop, a melanoma survivor and advocate against the use of tanning beds for minors. She is appearing before the FDA today to speak out about the dangers of tanning and raise awareness… Division of Dockets Management Food & Drug Administration HFA-305 Docket No. FDA-2009-N-0606 Written Testimony on Reclassification of Indoor Tanning Beds to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, March 25, …

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Solarium Shut Down

Australia is trying to put a ban on tanning salons, or solariums as they call them, to fight unnecessary skin cancer diagnoses. Nationwide curbs on solariums (AUS) Geoff Strong | January 26, 2009 – 10:55AM MUCH to the disgust of the solarium industry, the tough Victorian laws that resulted from Clare Oliver’s death 16 months ago are spreading Australia-wide.Victorian regulations such as banning solarium use by under-18s, mandatory skin tests and fines up to $680,000 …

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