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Hooked on Tanning?

Big business, but bad for your health

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Hooked on Tanning? (8/16/2006)

Presentation transcript

Presentation video

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How big is the tanning salon industry in the United States?
  2. Is there a connection between the growth of this industry and rising skin cancer rates?
  3. What are the different types of skin cancer?
  4. How does ultraviolet light cause skin cancer?
  5. How could increased regulation bring about change?

Related Links

The Case Against Indoor Tanning (Skin Cancer Foundation)
Don't be fooled; get the facts.

Spray-on Tanning (Consumer Reports)
A better way to brown

Taking Risks (American Academy of Dermatology)
Survey shows teenagers know sun exposure is dangerous, yet most still want a tan

Tanning, UV Exposure and Cancer (World Health Organization)
What is the connection?

Who Do You Believe? (Web MD)
Dermatologists battle industry about tanning salon safety

Tanning Addictions (Science Daily)
Do they tanning addictions really exist?

Saving Your Skin From Sun Damage (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Frequently Asked Questions about skin cancer

Basal Cell Carcinoma (American Academy of Dermatology)
What does it look like?

Links updated: 19 January 2009
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