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In this coursework I will be writing about whether we should spend time in the sun or not. I will be looking at both sets of the argument: advantages and disadvantages.

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In this coursework I will be writing about whether we should spend time in the sun or not. I will be looking at both sets of the argument: advantages and disadvantages. I will be writing about whether the sun contributes to skin cancer or any other types of cancers. I will also be looking at the benefits of the sun. Should we spend time in the sun? We should spend about 10 to 15 minutes in the sun. The suns UVA rays stimulate the skin to produce vitamin D (1). vitamin D is vital for the development of our bones and prevents diseases such as rickets. While sum people might argue that we can obtain vitamin d from our food, but the food we eat does not give us the amount of vitamin d we need. ...read more.

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In some place such as the USA skin cancer has reached an epidemic proportion (6). There are two main types of skin cancer; malignant melanoma and non-melanoma. Each year approximately 1 in every 10,000 people in the UK will develop a new case of malignant melanoma. It accounts for about 1500 deaths annually in the UK (7). The UVA and UVB rays during too much sun exposure can cause malignant melanoma (8).Sun radiation is a contributing factor in 90 per cent of all cases of skin cancer (9). This information is reliable because it was done by the NHS, the NHS have info in all types of skin cancer and what is caused by it therefore it is reliable. The most visible danger of exaggerated sun exposure is the burning effects caused by the UVB rays. ...read more.

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Therefore the harmful UV rays are coming through to the earth's atmosphere and spending time in the sun will cause the UV rays to penetrate into your skin. If people don't want to spend more money on the NHS service then they shouldn't spend time in the sun because the government will increase the taxes on the NHS due to people developing skin cancers and needing surgery. Surgery also makes patients lose their self esteem and becoming unconfident with situations because they'll think that they feel ugly and unwanted. The sunburnt will also prevent them from showing their bodies. In conclusion I think that we should not overexpose ourselves to the sun but just spend 10-15 minutes getting our essential benefits we need. We should be aware of the problems spending too much time in the sun can lead to. 10-15 minutes should be enough for the body to produce vitamin d and as most people want a tan. ...read more.

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