Safe Tan True?
There is no safe or healthy tan, whether
it is from exposure to UV rays of the sun or UV rays of tanning beds, according
to experts who have published three studies that reviews the evidence so far and
concluded that the industry color Brown, in the pursuit of profit, confused the
public about the facts. They also said that there was a need for more research.
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
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
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.