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Is Sunbathing harmful? Researching the Evidence.

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Is Sunbathing Harmful? Is sunbathing harmful? Page 1 - Introduction Page 2 - For and against Page 3 - Conclusion Page 4 - Bibliography Introduction Due to its recent media coverage following the misuse of sunbeds, I have chosen to look at and discuss the beneficial and harmful effects of over exposure to the sun and its Ultraviolet radiation waves." I will look at and analyse the advantages and disadvantages of this and make an overall conclusion from my results. This Case study discovers the beneficial and the harmful effects due to over exposure from the sun and its Ultraviolet radiation waves. Sun beds give out harmful UV rays which damage the skin cells therefore resulting in skin cancer. ...read more.


Dr. Annabel Bentley, assistant medical director, Bupa Group For and against The UV rays from the sun creates melanin that determines your skin colour, it stimulates endorphins which are your happiness hormones which therefore make people feel happy and good about themselves. The sunshine makes people feel happy and can reduce the risk of depression. It helps generate vitamins and helps your body combat various illnesses. The sun makes people feel happy because of feeling good and looking great by having a sun tan. When people are not deliberately sunbathing sunburn can still happen, and sometimes people who develop skin cancer have not in the past sunbathed a lot in their lives. Even if you are using sun protection it can not be 100% affective to protect your skin against the harmful affects, so people should not stay in the sun for a long amount of time. ...read more.


Because most people just don't believe it will happen to them and are oblivious to the results. The damages and affects of sunbathing should be more aware to people so they know the risks and how to prevent all this from happening to them. Therefore, I would advise other people to stay out of the sun wherever possible for long amounts of time and take special procedures to avoid the affects. Even though it may seem safer sun beds can cause as much danger as the sun so the risks are the same. After weighing up the risks and benefits I have decided that its not worth the risk of having a good tan for a few weeks, when you wrinkles could appear from the damage and severe skin damage at a very early age or even develop skin cancer and live with that for the rest of your life. ...read more.

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