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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

The Sun, Your Skin, and Skin Cancer

During the summer months and times of intense UV rays, it's very important to take care of your body's largest organ. The skin. A previously written Fall Report discussed skin tanning and sunburn and the increased risk of skin cancer as it relates to excess ultraviolet light exposure. Some little known facts: More than a million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with skin cancer each year. One person dies every hour from skin cancer, primarily melanoma. There are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast,

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