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Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Jan 2013, 06:26

I've never been an advocate of using sun beds and now it seems that 9 out of 10 in the UK are unsafe.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21047127
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Re: Sun beds

Postby pilvikki » 17 Jan 2013, 12:11


still, you really can't say what is safe any more.... :crazy:
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Jan 2013, 15:19

That's true, but those tubes give off harmful UV rays which change the skin's DNA. They're worse than being out in the sun for causing skin cancer. Doesn't always happen straight away, but a few years down the line .....
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Re: Sun beds

Postby pilvikki » 18 Jan 2013, 03:42


i thought they were supposed to have been filtered so that you only the short waves?
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Ice.Maiden » 18 Jan 2013, 13:56

Yes, the UVB beds use the UVB rays, which're shorter than UVA, but both cause the skin to burn and change. It can take up to 20 years to see the damage, such as melanoma, and can also blind and cause other cancerous conditions. 10 minutes on a sunbed's equal to 10 minutes under the Mediterranean sun. After that, your skin'll burn no matter which radiation's used, and some sun beds give out more radiation than natural sunlight.
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Tomsk » 19 Jan 2013, 00:40

I've never used one,
I'm told I'm pale and interesting..
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Ice.Maiden » 19 Jan 2013, 09:50

I prefer it that way. Tans can look nice, but what you've done is to cook your skin. For what?
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Tomsk » 19 Jan 2013, 17:28

vanity..
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Ice.Maiden » 19 Jan 2013, 22:20

Yes, I agree. If we were meant to have a tan, we'd have been born with brown skin, and it's there for a reason.
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Tomsk » 19 Jan 2013, 22:38

cos we live in cold,draughty Blighty!
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Ice.Maiden » 19 Jan 2013, 23:27

And that's exactly why we have pale skin, yes.
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Tomsk » 19 Jan 2013, 23:44

hot weather is nice ..but I love Autumn...
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Re: Sun beds

Postby Ice.Maiden » 20 Jan 2013, 00:06

Yes, nice season, but not so much where I live, because it always seems damp.
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