Informative Speech Essay

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General Goal: To inform. Specific Goal: To inform about the ultraviolet rays and cons of tanning. I. As the winter draws to an end, sun lovers scramble to tanning beds to activate their summertime color. Soaking up artificial sun rays to obtain a golden tan might seem harmless, but the truth is uncovered below the bronze glow. Tanning may seem like a glamorous and quick way to enhance one’s appearance; however, artificial tanning could be exposing the skin to a lot more than what many people realize. II. A. False claims about tanning beds are not few or far between. B. In the United States only about half of tanning salons have regularly-enforced rules. C. Many tanning salons offer packages that promote daily tanning sessions. The FDA, on the other hand, recommends only three sessions during the first week. D. The Wake Forest study also uncovered so-called “tanorexics” experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, and body tremors when made to refrain from their synthetic sun. III. A. Even though most tanning salon employees deny that tanning increases the premature aging of skin, that claim is false. B. Damage increases with rising exposure to UV radiation. Cellular damage is a result of any act of tanning, but no one knows how many times you can tan before the damage becomes visible. C. Unfortunately, destruction of the skin is vastly permanent. D. The Federal Trade Commission cautioned the public to be wary about tanning salon myths, such as “tanning does not cause skin cancer”. E. Under pressure from medical groups, the Federal Drug Administration stated tanning beds “may allow higher exposures to UV rays than necessary”. IV. A. The sun’s rays contain two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVB and UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate the lower layers of the epidermis, causing the skin

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