Essay On The Benefits Of Tanning

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Busy like a mall on Christmas week, I continually placed people in their beds and wondered to myself, why aren't they spending their day at the beach on this gorgeous summer day? Clearly fifteen-twenty minutes in a tanning bed is much more convenient then a whole day outside. Fake-bake was the way to go in 2007 despite the skin cancer warning because it was believed that tanning indoor or outdoor had just the same percentage of receiving cancer. Until four years later when science won the government over the once popular business of indoor tanning. Soon the tanning business would decrease as the government put a federal tax and raised the age limit so high as an awareness to those that indoor tanning is indeed health risky. Nearly 28 million people tan indoors in the United States annually. Of these, 2.3 million are teens. Since the 1970's the age limit of tanning was 14 years of age, although long before skin cancer increased it was normal to have an all-year round tan. However as years flew by, the age limit of…show more content…
Known as the sunshine vitamin; vitamin D is produced by the body in response to sunlight. It is also occurs naturally in a few foods including fish, egg yolks and in fortified dairy and grain products. According to the ITA the majority of people are vitamin D deficiency whereas adequate levels can alleviate chronic pain, stroke, osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases, depression, and much more. Those who were can simply spend 10 minutes in a tanning bed to avoid vitamin D deficiency. However the AAD disagrees with the idea because those who suffer from it can simply be obtained by eating a healthy diet and by taking oral supplements rather than expose them to skin cancer. Although it did bring down the majority of clients in the business, some feel that tanning indoor once in awhile is much simpler than remembering to

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