Side Effects Of Tanning

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Affects of UV radiation in tanning beds Everywhere we look can see images calling and dictating the standards of beauty. Nice tan skin tone is a fashion statement nowadays. Appealing to the younger and college aged population tanning salons are calling in, offering special discounts and beyond all – a promise of beautiful looking skin. Sadly, none of the advertisements screams about harmful side effects and potential of developing a deadly disease. People are readily following the trend not realizing or ignoring the warning sings of scientists. Beautiful skin tone can look nice today but what could happen to our skin or the body in whole tomorrow? Back in the head everyone knows that tanning brings some risks with it. It has to be dangerous…show more content…
UV rays not only can cause physical harm to the body but as well psychological. Just think for a moment and maybe you can think of one or two people who go to tanning salons way too many times. Also there is a good chance that at least once in a while you notice strangely yellow-colored unhealthy looking skin and immediately know that it has something to do with tanning salon. The study done on college students reports that people can get addicted to tanning. The report in the April 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology argues that UV light triggers the production of endorphins in the brain. Endorphins are neurotransmitters that positively influence mood and cause a person to feel relaxed and enjoy a state of well-being. Long exercise sessions are one way to release endorphins into the brain (think of the phenomenon known as "runner's high"); an indoor tanning session is another. There is even a term for those kinds of addicts –…show more content…
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