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The Risks of Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer

How UVA and UVB rays cause damage to human skin, types of skin cancers, and prevention meathods.

Hannah Dobson

on 13 April 2011

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Transcript of The Risks of Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer

Exposure to the or any type of
has been proven to cause skin cancer. Most people don't
realize the harmful
affects of tanning suns rays ultraviolet radiation
Which includes The absorption of these damages
in skin cells which potentially leads to the development of rays genetic messages skin cancer Skin Cancer Statistics "More than 3.5 million skin cancers, in over two million people are diagnosed annually." "One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime." doubled The Facts Contrary to popular belief; indoor tanning is
healthier than natural tanning. NOT In actuality, people who use tanning booths are more likely to develop . 74% Melanoma The Risks of Tanning The International Agency for Cancer Research classifies ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices as Group 1.

Did you know...other Group 1 cancer causing agents include plutonium radiation cigarettes and Statistics courtesy of www.skincancer.org Have you ever experienced one or more severe sunburns? Your chances for developing melanoma later in life are Therefore the next time you enter a tanning booth... It's just as harmful as smoking a cigarette being exposed to nuclear radiation. or Will you still choose to tan?
Ultraviolet-rays are the primary cause.

UVB rays penetrate the skin, causing damage such as a sunburn.

UVA rays travel deeper into the skin causing premature aging. But why? Up to 90% of the visible changes associated with aging are caused by ultraviolet radiation If you have... Will you still take the risk? tanning beds too! . Will pay the YOU ultimate price...?
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