FDA is preparing a proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks. The question is if FDA's proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks is based upon facts or anecdotal fiction spread through communication in mass-media? A clear indication of the latter is found in a statement in FDA's press-announcement about their
10 UV Tanning tips for your next visit to a tanning salon. A while ago I was asked to write an article about UV tanning tips for the new Directory of Tanning Salons in USA. They liked the article and asked me to publish it also in EZineArticles.com. That is why I can also re-publish it here
Can whales really teach us something about tanning and anti-aging? Are you are like a blue whale or more like a sperm whale in your approach to suntanning? The different way that those two whale-species react to UV-exposure might help scientists to find new anti-aging remedies. It can also teach you the best approach to
Are some European politicians in MAC (MEP’s Against Cancer) receiving money or perks from a producer of sun protection cosmetics in order to block cancer research on vitamin D? The mountain of research showing the health benefits of the original natural blood levels of vitamin D I humans is growing almost exponentially. However, the lack
A New Doping Scandal Targets Russian Use of “UV-Doping”. A shocking report published today reveals the details of another allegation of an official doping program in Russia. The report, made by the research institute “Independent Doping Inhibition Organization Technologies” (IDIOT), uncover a common and semi-official use of UV-exposure with the purpose of increasing the overall
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Melanoma Day: It’s Scary… But Not In The Way You Might Think The melanoma awareness month (or week/day) has become a new sign of that summer is approaching. In Europe, the organisation behind the Melanoma Day is Euromelanoma, which describes itself as: “a pan-European campaign for skin cancer prevention that aims to give information to
Vitamin D deficiency – how fast? [gplus count=”true” size=”Medium” ] Been on a sunny vacation? Got a nice tan? Think you are above the level for Vitamin D deficiency? Yes, maybe you are, IF you tanned like described in my previous post “Do you know how to tan?”. Unfortunately most people still adhere to the
To Tan Or Not To Tan – That Is The Question! Actually the question is rather – of all the many advices on tanning, which should you follow? I am sure you have heard and probably also are following the mainstream advice about tanning that goes like this: “You should tan only before 10 AM
Everything you have heard about when and how to tan is probably wrong and will do more harm than good to your skin.
A carefully cultivated (i.e. UVB-promted) tan is the best protection towards sunburn.
You can use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (maximum SPF 15) for your face (and for your body if you HAVE to be in sunlight long enough to risk getting sunburned.
Otherwise, it is much better to use a high quality indoor tanning lotion based on Aloe-Vera or Coconut milk (but without any immediate or delayed bronzers).
Can tanning make you healthy? Today there are two totally opposite opinions among people about tanning: 1. Tanning is dangerous because it might give you skin-cancer; and 2. Tanning is healthy because it gives you Vitamin D The fact is that both opinions above about tanning are right but the second is more right than
If the risk of melanoma makes you avoid sun-exposure, here are some news for you. Are you worried about melanoma? Scared of being in sunlight and take all kind of precautions to reduce your risk? Maybe you already are a victim and have had a lesion cut out? In any case, you are not the
This is about an organization that was set up some ten years ago. Its purpose was to measure the, supposedly, thinning ozone-layer and issue alarm-reports about increasing levels of UV-radiation. The name of the organization is TEMIS, which stands for Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service (www.temis.nl). The main financial sponsor of TEMIS was the French cosmetic
UV-exposure and Vitamin D must be addressed in parallel. That seems to be the only thing that the experts on the adverse effects from UV-exposure and the experts on vitamin D can agree upon. The dilemma of Vitamin D and UV-exposure becomes bigger and bigger for every day as the mountain of evidence of the health
Can you really reduce the risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers with the help of sunbeds? It sounds like an idea invented by the indoor tanning industry but is in reality a conclusion possible to draw after a couple of recent studies about sun-exposure and melanoma/non-melanoma skin cancers In a report, “Occupational sun exposure