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do sunbeds cause cancer

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Do Sunbeds cause Cancer? Sunbeds today are becoming a rising and fashionable trend to turn yourself from a normal white person, as it is only whites that use them no offence to the black people, to someone that looks like they have just climbed out the fruit bowl: an orange. But people don't realise that using a sunbed is exactly liked being in the sun to even dangerous. Did you know that 30 mins of sun in any weather on your face and arms is the right amount of vitamin D. So what does half an hour to an hour or more on your whole body. Contents page What is Radiation? 2 Ionising radiation 2 Properties of radiation 3 The Electromagnetic Spectrum 4 What is Cancer? 5 Arguments for and against. 6 My Opinion 9 Bibliography What is Radiation? Radiation is a general term used to describe the emission or transfer of energy, as waves or particles, through the air or other substances. Familiar kinds of radiation are the sun's rays, microwaves used for cooking in microwave ovens, radar used to track or guide planes, and radiowaves for mobile phones. www.ux1.eiu.edu Ionising radiation Ionising radiation from radioactivity is caused by the disintegration of an extremely small piece of matter known as a nucleus. The nucleus is itself a part of another particle known as an atom. ...read more.


Electric arc lamps can also generate ultraviolet light to heat furnaces for melting and to enable motion-picture projectors to show movies. Though ultraviolet light can damage health, it can also maintain or improve health. When ultraviolet light strikes human skin, it triggers the production of vitamin D, which promotes the growth of bones and teeth. What is Cancer? Cancer is a disease that affects the cells of the infected area by the cells reproducing and growing in uncontrollable and alarming rates. This can be caused by the cells being ionised by radiation like that of x-rays or by gamma radiation. The uncontrollable growth forms a tumour, which if found out about in the early stages can stop it from growing further or spreading by that of surgical removal. If it isn't caught in the early stages them it can break free from the tumour and spread around the body affecting multiple organs and causing multiple cancers. The symptoms of some well known cancers: * Brain cancer: Dizziness; drowsiness; abnormal eye movements or changes in vision; weakness, loss of feeling in arms or legs or difficulties in walking; fits or convulsions; changes in personality, memory or speech; headaches that tend to be worse in the morning and ease during the day, that may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting * Breast cancer: A lump or thickening of the breast; discharge from the nipple; change in the ...read more.


A study in 2002 estimated that, for most people who may use sunbeds 10 or 20 times a year for 10 years or so in young adulthood, the lifetime risk of non-melanoma skin cancer is 10% higher compared with non-users. (copublications.greenfacts.org) There are few studies on the melanoma risk of sunbed use and the results vary. However, recent studies have generally found an association between sunbed use and melanoma. The WHO deems that, based on data available, the risk of developing skin cancer in connection with the use of sunbeds is high in comparison to the "acceptable" risk of developing cancer from other consumer products. (copublications.greenfacts.org) A recent study found "moderately strong" evidence that sunbed use results in melanoma of the eye, particularly for people who first used a sunbed before the age of 21. The incidence of melanoma of the eye was also found to increase with duration of sunbed use. Most melanomas begin to grow in the skin, but it is also possible for a melanoma to begin in other parts of the body, such as the eye. Diagram showing the structure of the eye Within the eye itself, melanoma can develop in one of several places. Uveal melanoma is the most common type of ocular melanoma. This means it occurs along the uveal tract (the darker ring on the diagram) of the eye, which includes the choroid, ciliary body and iris.(www.cancerbackup.org. ...read more.

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