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A Not-So-Healthy Glow    (Continued)

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The ultraviolet radiation from tanning booths causes skin cancer and premature aging. According to skincancer.org, “Indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanners are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors.” Melanoma is the most aggressive and deadly kind of skin cancer. It amazes me that even though most people who tan are aware of the negative effects, they still do it. Looking “healthy” has become such a priority that they put it above their actual health.

For some, tanning can become a strange addiction. They don’t just tan to get a little color but instead do it so much that they look unnaturally dark and comical. Over time, their skin starts to look damaged, wrinkly, and unnatural. A recent news story reported that a mom brought her young daughter into a tanning salon with her, which is potentially dangerous.

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