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The Safe Suntan – Truth or Myth?

SpecialChem / SpecialChem – Nov 29, 2006

Thousands yearn after that beautiful tan which suggests healthy living and well being. The main aim of this document is to present an insight into the effects of ultraviolet light (UV) on the human skin in order that you can make a more informed decision about the use of indoor solariums or sunbeds and to be able to advise users of the safe use of indoor tanning apparatus to limit the dangers associated with exposure to UV radiation. Before considering the effects of UV radiation on your skin it must be noted that there is no such thing as safe exposure to UV radiation - there is only responsible exposure to UV that can limit the harmful effects to your skin while at the same time giving you the cosmetic and medical advantages that have been scientifically documented. These include Vitamin D production, vital for bone health, fighting auto immune deficiencies, feedstock for the hormone that protects muscle, and, oddly enough, the nutrient that helps in fighting diabetes and cancer. It has been established that UV deficiency is not good, but that excessive UV exposure is not good either.

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