Navigation Links
Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds
Date:5/27/2012

SUNDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Despite public education efforts, many young adults still don't understand the dangers of sun exposure and tanning, a new U.S. survey finds.

The nationwide online survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology found that 58 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 believe people look more attractive with a tan, and 71 percent agreed with the statement: "Sun exposure is good for your health."

In the past year, about 40 percent of respondents in that age group tried to get a tan by using a tanning bed, spending time in the sun, using a self-tanner, or getting a spray tan. The survey also found that one-quarter of respondents aged 18 to 29 were unsure if sun exposure can cause wrinkles.

"Our survey showed that age was highly associated with tanning, as the respondents under age 30 were more likely to use tanning beds and spend time in the sun," dermatologist Dr. Zoe Draelos said in an academy news release. "Ultimately, seeking to change the color of your skin is self-defeating because exposure to ultraviolet radiation -- either through tanning beds or by seeking the sun -- can lead to wrinkles, prematurely aging skin and even a diagnosis of skin cancer."

In order to encourage young women to embrace their natural skin color, the academy produced a television public service announcement that asks women to stop tanning. The academy has also launched a new SPOT Skin Cancer public awareness initiative that focuses on how people can protect themselves from skin cancer.

"The academy is committed to raising awareness of skin cancer prevention and helping young women understand that a tan is not beautiful, but a sign of irreversible skin damage," Draelos said. "If you want to be tan, use a spray tan -- which is a safe alternative to tanning by artificial or natural ultraviolet light."

Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is the most common cancer for Americans aged 25 to 29, and the second most common cancer among those aged 15 to 29. Using tanning beds increases the risk of melanoma, especially in women aged 45 or younger.

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about skin cancer prevention.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Academy of Dermatology, news release, May 21, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Womens Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
2. South Carolina Attorney Says Legal Options Still Available To Those Harmed By Chantix
3. PTSD Treatment Still Lacking for Veterans
4. UAB-led study shows simple steps could reduce stillbirths by up to 1 million
5. Be Well Book Launches National Movement to Help Moms Instill Healthy Habits and End Childhood Obesity
6. As Temperature Plummets, Its Still Safe to Exercise
7. Experts call for acceleration of research and interventions for prematurity and stillbirth
8. A Small Grass-roots Non-profit, Announces That They Haven't Gone Away and are Still Alive with Helping the Disadvantaged Children in Ukraine
9. People Still Trust Their Doctors Rather Than the Internet
10. 15 years after ACL knee reconstruction, 84 percent of male patients still highly active, study says
11. Study from CWRU Nursing School finds a year after cardiac event only 37 percent still exercising
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds 
(Date:5/26/2016)... Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 ... ... cost, quality and clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member ... a focus on their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial Day, Hope For Heroes ... lives in military battle for the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes partnered ... programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in the ... 2016, communities around the world will gather to recognize these cancer survivors as part ... is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Dr. James Maisel ... Blindness, Long Island Chapter on June 4, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm at the Farmingdale ... of Retina Group of New York , is a Board Certified ophthalmologist ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and the ... make sure your family and vehicle are ready to hit the road this weekend. ... deaths and an additional 50,500 serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes during the three-day ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)...  Joe Marziani has joined VMS BioMarketing as senior vice president of sales, announced ... new role, Marziani will lead the company,s business development and sales team, exploring new ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160523/371089 ... ... ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Los innovadores de COMBO[TM], ... introduce catéteres para la intervención de extremidades inferiores ... global especializada en el suministro de soluciones vasculares ... incluyendo productos para tratar la enfermedad arterial periférica. ... los dispositivos de primera entrada de la compañía ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... -- Open Access Journal Focusing on ... Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical ... launch of Clinical Neurophysiology Practice ... clinical practice issues in clinical neurophysiology. The journal will ... and didactic reviews. It is an official journal of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: