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Sun safety (Morgan, Ashlin, Abi)
Transcript of Sun safety (Morgan, Ashlin, Abi)
*SUNSCREEN There Who's at Risk?
Skin cancer can happen to anyone, however the risk is greatest for people who:
~have fair skin.
~have blonde, red, or light brown hair.
~have blue, green, or gray eyes.
~always burn before tanning.
~don't tan easily, but spend a lot of time outdoors.
~have previously been treated for skin cancer or who have a family history of skin cancer (if you have a family history of melanoma, see your physician for regular skin exams).
~live in or take regular vacations to high altitudes (Ultraviolet exposure increases with altitude).
~work indoors all week and try to play "catch up" on the weekend. BefoB Before you go out to the beach to play beach games, consider these long term payments. Before you go out tanning or go swimming at the beach, you should take these risks into consideration. You could be at risk for many different cancers, some of them include... Melanoma: a type of skin cancer, caused by a pigment of your skin bursting from the harmful affects of the sun. Melanoma Moles Basal cell carcinoma: A slow-growing maligment type of skin cancer, mainly occuring in the skin of the elderly or on light or fair skin types. Seborrhic keratosis:
a tumor that occurs singly or in clusters. It's usually light brown or black and it has a warty texture, with a waxy appearance. sun safety-How to prevent from getting hurt by the sun What should i wear to be safe. To be safe from the sun you should wear protective clothing such as sun glasses, a hat, and other cover-up clothing. Another way to prevent the sun is to stay inside or in a shaded place while the sun is its hottest. (10am through 4pm) Always wear sunscreen. By: Morgan Weber Are tanning beds safer than tanning in the sun?
Tanning salon owners say tanning machines are safer than outdoor tanning for two reasons: 1) they mainly use UVA rays, and 2) they offer more "controlled" UV exposure. However, we know now that UVA is a carcinogen, and studies have revealed that tanning salons frequently exceed "safe" UV limits. Study after study has shown that sunbed tanning increases the risk of both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. There are many other types of DEADLY skin cancers that you should know about and take into consideration! Sources:
http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/entertainment/tipsheet/tanning-booths To prevent from getting skin cancer you need to wear sunscreen and protective clothing. picture from Sources:
www.kidshealth.org Frequent tanning-bed use triples melanoma risk:
People who regularly use tanning beds may double or even triple their risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to a new study.
The study found that people who have ever tanned indoors have about a 75 percent higher risk of melanoma, on average, than people who have never tried it.
But the risk of melanoma was much higher among frequent and long-term indoor tanners. Compared with those who had never touched a tanning bed, people who spent more than 50 hours under the lights were three times more likely to develop melanoma, according to the study, which is the largest of its kind to date. People who frequented tanning salons for more than 10 years or who logged more than 100 sessions were about 2.5 times more likely to develop the cancer. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Long-term exposure to artificial sources of ultraviolet rays like tanning beds (or to the sun's natural rays) increases both men and women's risk of developing skin cancer. In addition, exposure to tanning salon rays increases damage caused by sunlight because ultraviolet light actually thins the skin, making it less able to heal. Women who use tanning beds more than once a month are 55 percent more likely to develop malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
WHO IS AT RISK?
Almost everyone who frequents a tanning salon or exposes themselves to the sun is putting themselves at risk for skin cancer. The risk is greatest for people with fair skin; blonde, red, or light hair; and blue, green, or gray eyes. Artificial tanning can also be more dangerous for those who burn easily, have already been treated for skin cancer, or have a family member who has had skin cancer. In addition, women have a higher risk of contracting skin cancer on their legs, and men have a higher risk of getting it on their backs.
You should always wear sunscreen and cover up when you go outside. Just a few simple steps can help you prevent these horrible things from happpening to you. By: Abi Grinwald *Wear Protective clothing and other protective gear.