Did you know more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually (Polsky, 2012)? It has been found that ultraviolet radiation or sun exposure is the number one cause of skin cancer (Sun Exposure, Skin Cancer and Other Sun Damage, 2013). This same UV radiation are used in tanning beds and is just as risky. In addition to skin cancer, other negative risks of using tanning beds include eye damage, early aging and harmful infections. In April of 2005, Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball–size lump near her groin at age 22 while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island. She then left the gym and went home to put ice on what she thought was a sports injury. After the lump had been there for a long period of time she decided to see a doctor. She had a biopsy done and later the doctor handed Glenna and her family a horrifying diagnosis: The lump ended up being melanoma, the deadliest of the three forms of skin cancer. The doctors believed this cancer was a result of too much sun exposure and indoor tanning. If melanoma are caught at an earlier stage, normally starting out as a small bump or mole on the skin, it is highly curable. Glenna’s had reached stage III, which meant the cancer had spread beyond the skin and into the lymph nodes. She battled this deadly cancer for four years and later died at age 26 (Goldberg, 2012). The indoor tanning bed was invented in Europe in 1906 by a German medical company named, Heraeus. This company created individual UV tanning lamps. They were originally created to help patients develop more Vitamin D to absorb Calcium. This therapy was especially helpful to those fighting bone diseases like Ricketts. It became a stylish trend in the 1920’s after two famous French women Coco Chanel and Josephine Baker sported tanned skin. A German scientist by the name of Friedrich Wolff decided to take tanning lamps to the next level and test the effect of artificial UV light on athletes in the 1970’s. After noticing the side effect was a golden, healthy glow, it became extremely popular. After that, a mass of tanning beds were produced in Europe and today it is still a growing industry both in America and all over the rest of the world. From 1978 – 1988, tanning beds in the America were not under any government regulations, but now, federal law forces tanning salons and manufacturers to remain committed to the rules of skin cancer prevention (“SunTan”, 2013). Tanning beds have become increasingly popular over the last several years due to the heightened fashion of tanned skin. “UV light has been shown to increase the release of opioid- like endorphins, feel-good chemicals that relieve pain and generate feelings of well-being, potentially leading to dependency.” Because of this, dermatologists suggest that tanning may be addictive, especially when started at an early age and done frequently (Hornung,2013). The bronzed look tends to give people a sense of beauty and increases their self-esteem. Tanning also helps hide skin impurities like veins or dark spots. In addition, it also adds a youthful and healthy glow and makes one look more muscular and toned. Tanning beds has been known to tighten your skin and reduce cellulite as well. Plus, indoor tanning is quick and convenient , and can add color to your skin even in the cold winter months. While tanning makes people feel beautiful there are many potential health problems that could arise due to prolonged UV…
Indoor Tanning Bed Use to Melanoma
Melanoma rates are rising among young women, possibly due to increasing ultraviolet radiation to previously protected body sites. Therefore, we examined melanoma incidence trends by age, gender, and body site. Descriptive methods were complemented with the age-period-cohort parameters net drift and longitudinal age trend. Melanoma is a kind of skin cancer. It is not as common as other types of skin cancer, but it is the most serious. Melanoma can affect your…
melanin and cause the skin to tan. This also happens when skin is exposed to other forms of ultraviolet light (such as in a tanning booth). If the skin receives too much ultraviolet light, the melanocytes may begin to grow abnormally and become cancerous which is called melanoma.
What Is Melanoma?
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer.Melanoma is caused by changes in cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color. It…
BY MELINDA NEAGLE
Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer, which is unfortunate because it is easily prevented. There are an estimated 1,050,000 new cases of skin cancer reported each year. The main three forms are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. One of the most dangerous cancers in the world is Melanoma, a cancer of the skin. There are many types of melanoma, some harmless and some deadly, but both can…
of a ‘Shelby Mustang’
Classified as High performance ford, Shelby American, the founder of the Shelby Mustang, produced them throughout 1965 up until 1970, following introduction of 5th generation Ford Mustang.
Cars were built small and light for high mobility throughout the time period of 1965-1966. The GT350 and GT500 were the Shelby Mustangs, often called cobras, which was the First-Powered AC Based two-seat sports car, which was also manufactured by Shelby American…
Assignment 2 Shelby Shelving Case
Date April 13, 2014
The problem is that Shelby Shelving, a company that manufactures different types of shelves for grocery stores, needs to optimize their profits. The key issue is that Shelby Shelving cannot increase prices of their shelves. The solution is to change the company’s operations by adjusting resource allocation and product production. We investigate the product mix that optimizes company profits as well as the resources…
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common non-melanoma skin cancer and accounts for about 90% of skin cancer cases in the United States. It is characterized by the location it arises from in the basal cells of the lower layer of the epidermis. It develops on the body as a bump that is usually pink and waxy in appearance with a central depression. The affected area occasionally oozes or crusts as the cancer spreads. The cancer itself is very slow growing compared to most. It…
Topic: What is skin cancer and how to prevent it?
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience on what skin cancer is and how they can take precautions from this disease.
Thesis Statement: Skin cancer is increasing rapidly among teens and adults’, knowing what skin cancer is, the symptoms and how to reduce your risks of getting skin cancer at an early age.
A. How many of you like to go to the beach or tanning places raise your hand?
April 13, 2013
English 2100; 5:00
The Pressures/ Harmful Effects of Tanning and Skin Cancer
When I was growing up my mom had always stressed wearing sunscreen, and frowned upon the use of tanning beds. She has always made sure we were very conscious about protecting our skin. Coming from her experience of having skin cancer, and a close friend losing her dad to skin cancer, I have always had an interest in this subject. Today in our current culture, there is…
Shelby Shelving is a small company that manufactures two types of shelves for grocery stores. Model S is the standard model, and model LX is a heavy-duty model. Shelves are manufactured in three major steps: stamping, forming, and assembly. In the stamping stage, a large machine is used to stamp, i.e., cut, standard sheets of metal into appropriate sizes. In the forming stage, another machine bends the metal into shape. Assembly involves joining the parts with a combination of soldering…
1. Introduction – Page 3
2. What is risk? – Page 4
3. Risk Society – Page 5
4. Evidence of risk in contemporary society – Page 6
1. Allotment example – Page 6
2. Sun tanning example – Page 7
5. Conclusion – Page 8
6. References – Page 9
We are all familiar with risk. In fact, it is a key component in our everyday material…