Tanning beds are dangerous

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    Jul 31, 2009 6:24 AM GMT

    A European study about to be published in a medical journal concludes that using sun beds is definitely dangerous. Apparently the evidence is now conclusive that tanning in this way cause melanoma. I don't use them - but how many guys do?
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    Jul 31, 2009 11:02 AM GMT
    They are just as dangerous the study said as the sun - that is in moderation no significant effects...The media LOVES to hype stuff for ratings. Surprise.
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    Jul 31, 2009 11:33 AM GMT
    Not to hammer home a point but...everything, EVERYTHING somehow causes some form of cancer, breathing causes oxidative free radicals that can cause cells to divide out of control...


    You're body is designed to deal with the Stress of DNA damage caused by moderate exposure to UV light

    unless you're irish and have the defective gene for pyrimidine diamer repair
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    Jul 31, 2009 11:43 AM GMT
    Agreed. Just look at the evidence:

  • rnch

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    Jul 31, 2009 11:58 AM GMT
    just about anything done to excess is not good for you.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:12 PM GMT
    There was alot of publicity here in Melbourne a couple of years ago when a young lady, Clare Oliver, contracted melanoma from over-use of solariums and died at the age of 26. Tanning salons here previously operated under a voluntary code of practice, but the case brought about legislation which they now have to follow.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Oliver
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 31, 2009 12:20 PM GMT
    Somehow this doesn't surprise me at all.

    I've never done a tanning bed, more out out of the cost involved. I just can't rationalize spending the same money per month for a damn tanning bed as my gym membership.

    Ridiculous.. and besides I get tanned from mowing my lawn!

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    Jul 31, 2009 1:11 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidThey are just as dangerous the study said as the sun - that is in moderation no significant effects...The media LOVES to hype stuff for ratings. Surprise.


    What? That it's made from corn?

    Dude, moderation doesn't exist when you continuously tan. Did you not read the study? People under 30 who tan have replaced 75 and older of people who used to have the highest melanoma rates. Some 80 percent of tanners contract it. How is this hyped up? This is like saying smoking is only bad in excess.
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    Jul 31, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    Malignant melanoma is now the most common cancer in young adults aged between 15 and 34 and can be fatal.

    In the UK almost 9,000 cases of malignant melanoma are diagnosed each year - and more than 1,800 die from the disease each year.

    More women are diagnosed with melanoma, but more men die from the disease.

    Justine Sheils, a 36-year-old administrator from Liverpool, began using sunbeds when she was 15 so she could get a base tan before summer holidays and then top the tan up when she came home.

    When she was 32 she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and has since had two major operations to remove cancerous tumours from her chest and the top of her head.

    "The tanning salon was near my school and I used to go in for sunbed sessions on my way home," said Justine.

    "I get so angry when I hear young celebrities say having a tan makes you look sexy.

    "It's only when you get older you understand the risks. If my story can stop one girl risking melanoma then something good will have come out of my cancer diagnosis."
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    Jul 31, 2009 1:53 PM GMT


    Well, I'm being treated for basal skin carcinoma on my face - the one area of my body that wasn't usually burned when young ( Mom insisted on hats etc).
    So, being of that era, I used to FRY my body, baby oil or olive oil, and sported some real peelers on my arms legs and back. No skin cancer.
    However I did later on frequent tanning beds and you know, they had a 'special bulb' for the face area that delivered much more tanning rays they warned, and that I had to wear protective eye covers. I went twice a week for a few months back in the mid 80s.
    The dermatologist isn't impressed.


    -Doug
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    Jul 31, 2009 2:01 PM GMT
    Just rub on some Coppertoneicon_cool.gif

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    Jul 31, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    I'd rather have these guys rub some Coppertone on me! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jul 31, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    devontrainer said
    A European study about to be published in a medical journal concludes that using sun beds is definitely dangerous. Apparently the evidence is now conclusive that tanning in this way cause melanoma. I don't use them - but how many guys do?



    20 years later and the effects of this are still being studied?
    zzzzzzz

    By the way, I also read that tanning beds have been known to give you a tan too... Just incase we missed that stellar study... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 31, 2009 5:05 PM GMT

    UV light is below 400 nm in wavelength. Such frequencies are readily absorbed when striking biological systems and tend to strip hydrogen atoms off the ends of the purines (adenine and guanine) and the pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine) that link DNA strands via fairly low energy (4KCal/mol or thereabouts) bonds. The four base pairs less thymine (whcih is typically replaced by uracil on an RNA strand) also bond when RNA is used in replication. UV light thus constantly "plays with" upper layers of skin whic is typically damaged and dies without the "playing with" causing replication errors.

    In my humble opinion, the methylation cytosine by environmental enfluences are fair more dangerous than UV. Mutagens in tobacco smoke generate vastly different structures in your DNA than were ever intended. Even fungi growing on peanuts generate carcinogens known as aflatoxins that are supremely deadly.

    But guys.........don't over do it with the tanning bed. You do not want deep UV penetration. Use common sense.
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    Jul 31, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidI'd rather have these guys rub some Coppertone on me! icon_biggrin.gif



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    Jul 31, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    I always wanted to try a tanning bed, but I try to avoid the weird looks lol.


  • jarhead5536

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    Jul 31, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    Having somewhat dark skin, I have never understood this obsession with tanning. "Partner" was devastated by this news. He is a fake baker from way back, and is now completely at a loss as to what to do now...
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    Jul 31, 2009 10:32 PM GMT
    I find that I feel better, and actually my skin does better with UV exposure (razor bumps, ingrown hairs...) and it is good for winter months with little to no sun exposure. Everything in moderation, and moisturize no matter what...so, my opinion is fake-n-bake is okay, it's no worse than the sun.

    Also please understand that we live in a fear based society...and the media just loves shit like this!
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    Aug 01, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    http://www.healthresearchforum.org.uk/reports/sunlightrobbery.pdf

    It's weird how even though sunscreen sales are higher than ever and despite all the warning we're given, skin cancers still on the rise.

    we could all debate both sides till we're dead, but I think (like anything) do your research before you believe all the media hype. theres tons of books and info on the benefits of uv exposure.

    find a balance
  • JayneCobb

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    Aug 01, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
    Tanning kills acne dead. Seeing how in Michigan we have no sun for about 8-9 months out of the year, I need something to fry it away.
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    Aug 01, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    Come on guys everyone looks better tanned, case in point

    http://www.realjock.com/SouthillsmuscleFL

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    ps. if you see this, dude you would be one really hotmuscle hunk, if you stopped 7 shades ago...
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    Aug 01, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    mikes39 saidAgreed. Just look at the evidence:



    Way to die #575

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    Aug 01, 2009 3:05 AM GMT
    The flip side is this: tanning makes you look good.

    And, as we all know, it is ALWAYS better to look good than to feel good.

    For example: I look Marvelous. I do not FEEL marvelous, but I LOOK Marvelous.
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    Aug 01, 2009 3:14 AM GMT
    mikes39, thanks for giving me a great laugh / shock. I saw that in the movie theater a couple years ago and it brought back some memories. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 01, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    well fuck yeah they are, any dumbass could tell you its very unhealthy to tan in a bed.


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