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Title: TGDaily - Are tanning bed addicts like junkies?
Post by: rjluna2 on August 15, 2011, 06:53:15 am
Here is an unusual article about people and the effect on tanning bed as described at Are tanning bed addicts like junkies? (http://www.tgdaily.com/trendwatch-brief/57832-are-tanning-bed-addicts-like-junkies)  You be the judge.
Title: Re: TGDaily - Are tanning bed addicts like junkies?
Post by: dor123 on October 22, 2011, 04:30:12 pm
A similar article appeared on the israeli site news Ynet in 2003: http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/1,7340,L-2692853,00.html (This article is in hebrew. Use google translate to translate it to english).
According to the Ynet article, the tanning bed were popular in 2003. But the israeli Environmental Research Institute claims that the intensity of the UV radiation from these beds is up to X10 higher than that of the natural intensity of the UV radiation of the sun itself.
Also, the Ynet article says that most of the tanning beds in Israel are oyster shaped, similar in the article that you posted.
The Ynet article says that the tanning beds don't do anything good to our skin, and in fact can cause severe eye damages and various skin damages, includes skin cancer, early skin aging and weakening of the immune system of the skin.
They writes that there is no healthy suntanning in reality.
Most of these tanning beds in Israel, usually appears in solariums, and because of the massive amount of solariums without supervision that exists in Israel, the safety, quality and controlling standards for the tanning beds that the israeli Ministry of the Environment ruled aren't enforced.
It is also claimed that the Health Minister of Israel, is the one that shoulded to care about this, and they rolling up the guarantee to the Ministry of the Environment.
In short terms: There is (Or were) a major corruption in this issue in Israel.
Title: Re: TGDaily - Are tanning bed addicts like junkies?
Post by: rjluna2 on October 22, 2011, 07:17:52 pm
I did read the article as you suggested.  That is not good :-\