Skin Cancer Then Blindness, What Next?
October 19, 2009 9:35am CST
So, the sunbed has been notoriously known to cause skin cancer (melanoma). Now the latest we have is someone is going to get blind when she ignores the use of goggles during the sunbed sessions. She has to undergo an operation where there would be a risk of loosing her eyesight with the risk involved or failure. What odds! I just cannot fancy being in her position. Something really needs to be done with these sunbeds and I just hope that people will be more wary. Can these beds be abolished till there is a way to overcome these life threatening and impairment risks? Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1221277/Blindness-fears-sunbed-addict-shunned-goggles.html
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21 Oct 09
Hi sky, I have had the feeling that nothing good could come from these tanning beds since they first appeared. It always seemed so unnatural to me. I realize that the sun rays too can cause cancer but you can get a little sun here and there as long as you make it short. A little natural vitamin D is good for you. I feel the same way about sun block. I wonder what kind of skin damage it will cause in the long run. Leenie
21 Oct 09
leenie50, I feel that the health regulators should take the initiative in banning theses sunbeds so that there will be no one using it at the end of the day. These sunbeds have been nothing but health hazards so far. As long as they are being found on the shelf, spa premises or health centers people will just not take anything of it and assume it to be safe. I just wonder why the hesitation on their part thus far!