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  • xsqx4 xsqx4 Jul 29, 2009 11:51 AM Flag

    Mercy,the results come out too late

    New Study Cites Danger of Tanning BedsBy MARIA CHENG, AP
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    (July 29) - International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas.
    For years, scientists have described tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation as "probable carcinogens."
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    Tanning beds are just as deadly as arsenic, according to international cancer experts? Research published online in the journal Lancet Oncology concluded that the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30.
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    A new analysis of about 20 studies concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30. Experts also found that all types of ultraviolet radiation caused worrying mutations in mice, proof the radiation is carcinogenic. Previously, only one type of ultraviolet radiation was thought to be lethal.
    The new classification means tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation are definite causes of cancer, alongside tobacco, the hepatitis B virus and chimney sweeping, among others.
    The research was published online in the medical journal Lancet Oncology on Wednesday, by experts at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization.
    "People need to be reminded of the risks of sunbeds," said Vincent Cogliano, one of the cancer researchers. "We hope the prevailing culture will change so teens don't think they need to use sunbeds to get a tan."
    Most lights used in tanning beds give off mainly ultraviolet radiation, which cause skin and eye cancer, according to the International Agency for Cancer Research.
    The classification of tanning beds as carcinogenic was disputed by Kathy Banks, chief executive of The Sunbed Association, a European trade association of tanning bed makers and operators.

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    • What about the thousands of chemicals in TANNING PRODUCTS, anyone consider that if the sun and tanning beds caused so much cancer, than those who live near the equator should all be suffering oF skin cancer, no?

      WAKE UP PEOPLE, ITS TOXINS AND CHEMICALS THAT'S KILLING US!

      NOT THE SUN.

      • 2 Replies to foolishgenius22
      • it's even in toothpaste.

        Once men got their foot in the door to sell toxins, the world became their stage. Stage to do whatever, whenever, to whomever wherever. Unless of course these same men determine it would affect them, they protect their turf.

        Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate
        This inexpensive detergent is commonly used in cosmetic cleansers, hair shampoos, bath and shower gels, bubble baths, etc. - It is probably the most dangerous ingredient used in skin and hair-care products. In the cleaning industry SLS is used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car-wash soaps, etc. It is very corrosive and readily attacks greasy surfaces.

        Sodium lauryl sulfate is used throughout the world for clinical testing as a primary skin irritant. Laboratories use it to irritate skin on test animals and humans so that they may then test healing agents to see how effective they are on the irritated skin.

        A study at the Medical College of Georgia , indicated that SLS penetrated into the eyes as well as brain, heart, liver, etc., and showed long-term retention in the tissues. The study also indicated that SLS penetrated young children's eyes and prevented them from developing properly and caused cataracts to develop In adults.

        May cause hair loss by attacking the follicle. Classified as a drug in bubble baths because it eats away skin protection and causes rashes and infection to occur.

        Is potentially harmful to skin and hair. Cleans by corrosion. Dries skin by stripping the protective lipids from the surface so it can't effectively regulate moisture.

        Another extremely serious problem is the connection of SLS with nitrate contamination. SLS reacts with many types of ingredients used in skin products and forms nitrosomines (nitrates). Nitrates are potential cancer-causing carcinogenics.

        Because of the alarming penetrating power of SLS, large amounts of these known carcinogens are absorbed through the skin into the body. A variation of SLS is SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate- SLES). It exhibits many of the same characteristics and is a higher-foaming variation of SLS.

      • you are absolutely right. Man made toxins. Conveniently blame cancer on the Sun, scapegoat for men who know better.

        Know wonder men are afraid of computers now. Computers fed the right information are not corruptable. Feed a computer the facts and they will respond in kind. And issue the warnings. Computers cannot be threatened. Sabotaged, yes, threatened no.

    • Have mercy on the rest of us, we are not rats for experiments and observing

 
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