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A Letter to the editor of "Sun Vampires", written by Cayte Williams.

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A Letter to the editor of "Sun Vampires", written by Cayte Williams Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing a response to your article,"Sun Vampires", which in my opinion, is a good article which informs the world of the consequences of using the sun bed. The sun bed, in my opinion, is a bad way to enhance one's physical as it has more disadvantages than advantages. This is because the sun bed is still an unnatural way of enhancing a beautiful appearance. Even though you can benefit from those unnatural ways, the side effects are the ones which need to be put under particular concern. Like many other unnatural ways, for example: cosmetic surgery, when an overdose occurs, serious problems will start to arise. As Doctor Julia Newton Bishop said, the sun bed can release UVB and UVA rays, which damages the skin in the long term.

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Another disadvantage of the sun bed is addiction and when addiction comes into concern, drugs and cigarettes can be used to compare with the use of sun beds as they all have one single feature in common: addiction. Drugs and cigarettes have an age limit being set on them simply because they are highly dangerous. And just like the sun bed, an overdose can cause major problems both physically and financially. Consider a man who desperately wants a tan but does not want to spend time under the sun. Therefore, he chose to use the sun bed at one of the clinics nearby. Of course, just by using it once or twice won't make your skin go any darker. In other words, he would have to go under those UVB and UVA rays multiple times to get what he wants.

Conclusion

Many people say that it makes them feel healthier, well travelled and have more self confidence. Thirdly, as we can see more and more people are willing to change their physical appearance, we can see that there is a trend in the world today that people are not satisfied with what they have naturally. Overall, the sun bed may improve your self-respect, status, which may help you in your career and improve your current living standards. However, there is no scientific proof to back this up. In my opinion, the sun bed may bring benefits to the user, but before you realize what good things your have gained from using the sun bed, you may suffer from the damages it has done to your body first. The UVA and UVB rays can lead to skin cancer and premature skin ageing. Also, the sun bed can cost a lot, causing financial as well as physical problems. Yours sincerely, Reader

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