Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tanning to death

A new study out of London says that when tanning beds are used before age thirty, they have the same cancer causing potential as arsenic and mustard gas.

Can I just say to all those moms out there who are letting their little girls tan before prom, or get a "base tan" before the summer...STOP!

You daughter isn't a Barbie doll, she has real skin that will become cancerous leather is you let her use these things. She doesn't need a tan, trust me. Just like she doesn't need cancerous growths all over her face.

In Britain, melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, is now the leading cancer diagnosed in women in their 20s. Normally, skin cancer rates are highest in people over 75.

If you have to tan, use the stuff in the bottle. But frankly, I think it is time to listen to the scientists and not the fashionistas when it comes to what's best for our kids.

Tanning Beds can be as Deadly as Arsenic


Martini said...

This news doesn't entirely surprise me. But on some level, it's still shocking isn't it? I've never understood the need/want to tan in a salon. Wonder if and when the salons will start going belly up, just like their patrons.

Jim said...

But you can't deny the truth to the axiom: Brown fat looks better than white fat.