A Tan Is Still Admired By Ignoring The Danger Of Cancer – Part 1 of 2
A Tan Is Still Admired By Ignoring The Danger Of Cancer. Despite significant concerns about fleece cancer, a majority of Americans nevertheless deliberate that having a tan is an attractive, desirable and healthy look, a new national survey finds. The poll was conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in January, and included just over 7100 men and women nationwide. “Our evaluation highlighted the contradictory feelings that many people have about tanning – they like the way a tan looks but are concerned about skin cancer, which is estimated to touch about one in five Americans in their lifetime,” Dr Zoe D Draelos, a dermatologist and consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham NC, said in a news release.
So “What they may not be aware of is that no matter whether you tan or burn, a tan from the sun or tanning beds damages the skin and can cause wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. The challenge is changing the long-standing attitudes about tanning to correlate with people’s acquaintanceship about skin cancer”.