The International Cancer Research Society announced today that tanning
beds are now classified as a Group 1 carcinogen, joining
asbestos, mustard gas, plutonium, sunlight, and tobacco smoke on the
list of world's most cancer causing agents.
addition to this, data published in Lancet Oncology how that people who use tanning beds before
the age of 30 are 75% more likely to develop melanoma than if
they had never used a tanning bed before 30. Melanoma is the most
deadly form of skin cancer, responsible for the most skin cancer
deaths each year. College students, therefore, are at a major risk
maybe the dangers of skin cancer aren’t news, this is an important
reminder to stay away from tanning beds!
is a HUGE problem among college-age women, and being tan is just NOT
worth the risk. There are tons of great self tanning products out there that look just as good as a
real tan, minus the risk of death. I’m a big fan of self-tanning
and make sure to never tan in the sun or a tanning bed. Despite what
some might think, there’s nothing fashionable about tanning in the
sun or in a bed. It’s completely ridiculous
well as completely dangerous. My
family has been touched by cancer way too many times. It kills me to
think these young girls my age are putting themselves at risk to
themselves, and the pain cancer causes family and friends.
about it – is it really worth risking your life to be tan? Of
course it’s not. Please think before you use a tanning bed or
go out in the sun without SPF 15 or higher. You could be saving your