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  1. THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF Tanning Allison Tank

  2. History of Tanning • First used as a medical aid in Germany (1906) • Used to help with diseases in order to build calcium levels • 1976- Friedrich Wolff

  3. History (Continued) • 1970’s- Tanning beds in Europe much more professional than in the U.S. • American made tanning beds much more dangerous (UVB light)

  4. Effects of Tanning • UVA vs. UVB rays • Limited amount of UVA leads to a tan • Overexposure to UVA rays cause skin damage • UVB rays are very dangerous • Skin is exposed to between 93% and 99% UVA radiation when in a tanning bed

  5. The Experts vs. Tanning Industry • Many tanning bed industries say that UVA radiation is not harmful to skin • Experts disagree • UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin leading to skin damage

  6. Myths of Tanning • Tanning in moderation is ok • Tanning beds safer than going outside • Skin cancer can be cured very easily • Everyone needs a lot of sunlight in order to stay healthy

  7. Statistics • One million new cases of skin cancer annually • 1/5 Americans • Malignant Melanoma is the second most common cancer

  8. Resources • http://www.tanningbedsnow.com/historyindoortanning.asp • http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/psychology/health_psychology/Tanning.html • http://www.medi-smart.com/nursing-articles/common-health-questions/tanning-dangers