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2009/07/29 17:40:29 (permalink)
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Will you stop using sunbeds?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8172690.stm
 
Chances increase by 75% - what does this mean in real world terms?
 
My parents have already started going on, quite rightly so, but i just dont think i could stop, cut down sure but i'm just too vain as bad as it sounds.
 
I eat well, im fairly fit, i dont smoke, i drink occasionally, never touched drugs - so surely i'm allowed to fcuk myself up somehow?!
 
Thoughts/opinions?
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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 17:49:04 (permalink)
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    75% increase based on use or abuse?


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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 17:51:18 (permalink)
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    Doesn't say - i would assume abuse.

    What would you class as abuse?

    I have two 9 mins sessions a week atm to keep my colour, used to be 3 but cut down. Have know people to have 3-4 15 mins sessions a week which i class as abuse.
     
    Might get on the MT II and cut down even more.
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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 17:54:00 (permalink)
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    Additional (or excess) exposure isn't good.  Regardless of how you attempt to justify it. Of course a few ssessions on the sunbed isn't going to kill you, but cumulative damage from years or months might cause you unnecessary health issues later in life.  It's a personal choice as to whether to use them ultimately.

    Hopefully something will come out of this that will explain the risks clearly and people won't be under the illusion that they are 'harmless'.

    Personally I would probably outlaw them if I could, but then again I'd do the same with cigarettes.  I know a lot of people on this board will hold very opposite opinions.


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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 17:56:05 (permalink)
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    What is 75% of next to no chance?  LMC did the math once and the chances of getting skin cancer are little to none, so 75% increase of a fraction is still tiny.

    I use them but not very often, and never more than 6 mins a time.  Fcuk it!

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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 17:56:13 (permalink)
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    minidorian

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8172690.stm
     
    Chances increase by 75% - what does this mean in real world terms?
     
    My parents have already started going on, quite rightly so, but i just dont think i could stop, cut down sure but i'm just too vain as bad as it sounds.
     
    I eat well, im fairly fit, i dont smoke, i drink occasionally, never touched drugs - so surely i'm allowed to fcuk myself up somehow?!
     
    Thoughts/opinions?


    I think that is a silly way of looking at it. You get skin cancer you won't be thinking, "ah at least I didn't catch this from smoking"
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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 17:58:59 (permalink)
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    My mrs owns a sunbed shop so i wont be stopping using them anyway.

    I drink far too much, smoke cigs, smoke green, work in a dangerous engineering enviroment and drive fast cars...

    Im bound to snuff it from something else first..

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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 17:59:40 (permalink)
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    What is 75% of next to no chance?  LMC did the math once and the chances of getting skin cancer are little to none, so 75% increase of a fraction is still tiny.

    I use them but not very often, and never more than 6 mins a time.  Fcuk it!



    One of the problems is that the media quotes figures in the most alarming way.  The easiest way usually to  understand is in 'natural' figures to comprehend the risk, e.g. 1 in a 100 people gets cancer, a 100% increase in risk means 2 out of 100 people get cancer.  I haven't looked in that much detail at this one yet to see what they are saying. 
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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:00:32 (permalink)
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    iirc 1 in 3 people in the UK suffer some form of cancer during their lifetime so i'm not prepared to increase the risk through vanity

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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:02:27 (permalink)
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    loz_86

    iirc 1 in 3 people in the UK suffer some form of cancer during their lifetime so i'm not prepared to increase the risk through vanity


    It'll happen anyway- so fcuk it, look tanned!

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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:08:20 (permalink)
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    I used to use them regularly but at very low levels since my skin is very fair - I used to build up to 6 minutes. What started to worry me was the accelerated ageing. I've always been told I look younger than my years (infact have been ID'd several times this year and I'm 34!!!!).
     
    Anyway decided it was a load of hassle having to go little and often with the risk of increased ageing, cancer etc it was something I could do without. I know there is something else in my life that will worse effects, but before anyone starts I knew the sunbeds and having a tan are the least of my worries.
     
    I'm convinced the current trend for deep colours will come back round so that pale and interesting is fashionable again. In the meantime I sometimes use a home-self tan of a light colour and even that doesn't do much. Just accepting a natural skin colour now.

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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:08:51 (permalink)
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    my mum nearly died of breast cancer when i was 16 so i find it difficult to have such a blasé attitude

    i value my health very highly

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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:09:45 (permalink)
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    loz_86

    iirc 1 in 3 people in the UK suffer some form of cancer during their lifetime so i'm not prepared to increase the risk through vanity


    It'll happen anyway- so fcuk it, look tanned!
     

    At some point in your life you will probably have a different opinion. 


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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:26:37 (permalink)
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    Friend of mine died of skin cancer- it was awful to watch, excruciating to experience I imagine.

    I don't use sunbeds, but mainly because I am heavily tattooed.
    Sunbeds spoil tattoos, especially large detailed ones.
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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:33:59 (permalink)
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8172690.stm

    Chances increase by 75% - what does this mean in real world terms?

    My parents have already started going on, quite rightly so, but i just dont think i could stop, cut down sure but i'm just too vain as bad as it sounds.

    I eat well, im fairly fit, i dont smoke, i drink occasionally, never touched drugs - so surely i'm allowed to fcuk myself up somehow?!

    Thoughts/opinions?


    I think that is a silly way of looking at it. You get skin cancer you won't be thinking, "ah at least I didn't catch this from smoking"


    I suppose i get a bit annoyed really because i class sunbeds as the only real harmful thing i do to myself, and readily get told and bollocked by all and sundry for using them - despite the fact that nearly all of them (bar my parents) smoke heavily, drink a hell of a lot, eat poorly, don't excercise etc...whereas i take steps to keep myslf fit and healthy, yet because i use sunbeds im suddenly more prone (in their eyes) to get cancer than anyone else.
     
    Yes i know it is bad for you, and it will age me, and i have an increased risk of getting skin cancer (albeit a small one) and i should do everything to prevent this, BUT i know i wont cut it out all together.
     
    MT II and one session a week might have to do.
     
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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:36:17 (permalink)
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    Some may argue that MTII use in itself is a health-risk as research into it isn't yet complete.

    But I've used that too, life is to short to worry about what-ifs.  Do what ever makes you happy and cross those bridges when you come to them.



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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:41:35 (permalink)
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    Sunbeds are the safest way to get a tan.

    Avoiding all Ultra Violet radiation will increase the risk of many diseases far past the increase in risk of skin cancer so the the alternative is to stay indoors and get rickets.
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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:41:49 (permalink)
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    No it won't affect my usage.
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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:44:30 (permalink)
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    they should be banned
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    Re:Will you stop using sunbeds? 2009/07/29 18:50:44 (permalink)
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    Some may argue that MTII use in itself is a health-risk as research into it isn't yet complete.

    But I've used that too, life is to short to worry about what-ifs.  Do what ever makes you happy and cross those bridges when you come to them.


    One of the dumbest philosophies I have heard yet.
     
    As for me, I don't use them and won't in the future either. Why are people so obsessed with tanning? There's nothing worse than someone who overuses sunbeds or stays tanned for more than a couple of months a year, and when you reach 30 your skin will look like leather, rather just be healthy and younger looking for longer, personally.
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