38 articles Tag Tanning

Melanoma Roadtrip USA

Melanoma Roadtrip USA

Last month, two Melanoma survivors from Australia, Clint and Jay, road-tripped around the US spreading the word about the dangers of tanning salon use. Along the way they interviewed people who have been touched by melanoma, talked with educators and the public while video blogging every step of the way. You can see the video blogs on their website Melanoma Road Trip USA. They want to educate the young adults in the US that melanoma is a deadly disease …

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American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

In a policy statement released on ultraviolet radiation, published in the March issue of Pediatrics the American Academy of Pediatrics are rallying for all pediatricians to “support and advocate for legislation to ban access to tanning salons for children younger than 18 years.”   They are supported by the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association. Why is tanning for minors so bad?   There is a 74% higher risk of melanoma for people who …

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Tanorexia; More Than Just a Tan

Tanorexia; More Than Just a Tan

Could you or someone you know be addicted to tanning? UV rays in tanning beds have an effect on the production of endorphins, chemicals released from the brain that produce euphoric like feeling in the body. Endorphins are often referred to a our bodies natural morphine, reducing the pain we feel. A study done at Wake Forest found these results: They followed 8 people who tanned at tanning beds frequently, from 8 to 15 times a month and …

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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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Clare’s Clique Interview and Story

Clare’s Clique Interview and Story

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek I am so honored to have another touching skin cancer survivor story to share with you. I met Clare of Clare’s Clique, blog surfing and when I came across her story I knew that it deserved to be shared with all of the UV Skinz readers! I have to add that the feedback we received from last week’s Photo Story Friday was amazing–Thank You! So, let’s get to know Clare …

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Teens and Tanning

Last week I was ‘surfing the web’ and I came across many articles talking about the dangers of tanning, especially for teenagers under the age of 18. There are approximately 2.3 million teens that visit U.S. tanning beds–every year! and now new legislation may require teens to bring a doctor’s note and have a parent present in order to use indoor tanning. I am totally with the ban on tanning salons for teenagers.  Most people …

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Another Satisfied Customer!

Another Satisfied Customer!

UV Skinz, from a grandmother’s heart.                                I grew up in the fifties and sixties. I lived in San Diego and spent most of my free time at the (of course) BEACH! In those days nothing was ever mentioned about skin cancer, age spots, or any other of the negative “benefits” that you received from direct sun rays. Of course all of the tanning products preached about “what a great tan you would get” using their …

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The EPA and a rant

The Environmental Protection Agency (in the 1984 classic “Ghostbusters” Walter Peck was a representative of the EPA and was responsible for shutting down the Ghostbusters’ containment facility’s power grid causing all hell to break loose, but that is neither her nor there) has devoted a section of their website to sun safety, it is called SunWise. The site is full of fun activities that promote sun safety and provides tips on how to be safe …

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