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Tanning, Sunburn, and Skin Cancer

Deep tans mean damaged skin and could lead to skin cancer Over 400 years ago Copernicus declared the sun was the center of our universe. For some centuries, a light skin defined the “upper class,” while darker skin defined the outdoor, working class. Women of ancient Greece and Rome used lead paints and chalks and later, arsenic-containing compounds to lighten their skin, often with deadly results. Over time however, with changing fashion, life styles and economies, a tanned skin was increasingly sought after for its cosmetic appeal. A sun tan became a symbol of wealth and

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