What the medical industry is doing to the tanning industry and human health over all is just out of control.
“Study: Cancer risk jumps 75 percent if ultraviolet radiation device used before 30”
“LONDON – International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas.”
WOW! Mustard gas??? Arsenic??? Those are real scary sounding and tanning beds are just as dangerous???
Maybe or maybe not. If you do some research (which the news and media outlets clearly did not) you’ll see that TANNING BEDS have now been put in the same category as sunlight. As in “The UV light from a tanning bed is equivalent to UV light from the sun, which has had a group 1 classification since 1992.”
So Group 1 Classification. Well if it’s in group 1 it MUST BE dangerous if something like MUSTARD GAS is also in “group 1”!!!
Well, let’s see what else hangs in this group: (from: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_1_3x_Known_and_Probable_Carcinogens.asp)
Mineral oils, untreated and mildly treated
Salted fish (Chinese-style)
Arsenic in drinking-water
Boot and shoe manufacture and repair
Furniture and cabinet making
Hematite mining (underground) with exposure to radon
Involuntary smoking (exposure to secondhand or ‘environmental’ tobacco smoke)
Iron and steel founding
Isopropyl alcohol manufacture (strong-acid process)
Painter (occupational exposure as a)
Paving and roofing with coal-tar pitch
Strong-inorganic-acid mists containing sulfuric acid (occupational exposure to)
Tobacco smoking and tobacco smoke
Geez…it seems that there are a LOT of things that we are involved with during our DAILY ROUTINE that also fall under this Group 1 Classification as a Known Carcinogens. Coke production? Is this the drug? No the DRINK!
Furniture and cabinet making? Why is there no outrage over this?
Salted fish? WOOD DUST???!?!?!?! PAINTING?????
Shouldn’t someone be SOUNDING THE ALARMS ON THESE KILLERS? Why is there no HEADLINES WARNING OF THESE KILLERS???
It’s because it’s a bunch of HOCUS POCUS that’s why! But let’s stick to the main event. “TANNING BEDS AS BAD AS ARSENIC.” Now if something like SALTED FISH is on the same list why doesn’t the headline read TANNING AS BAD AS SALTED FISH!
Not quite as scary is it.
So let’s say that yes, tanning is as bad as salted fish. What does the medical industry recommend? SPF CREMES to starve off UV radiation?
Well, if you look at any SPF creme, you notice that 9 OUT OF 10 cremes contain MINERAL OIL.
MINERAL OIL….a product that APPEARS ON THE SAME LIST AS TANNING BEDS…is what DOCTORS recommend to starve off UV INDUCED SKIN CANCER.
How can this be? That must be only the junk SPF cremes right? NO doctor would RECOMMEND a class 1 carcinogen as safe right? As a matter of fact “Dermatologists agree that petrolatum (mineral oil) is the most effective moisturizing substance currently available.”
So tanning that’s on the same list as mineral oil and arsenic is bad for you to make headlines but mineral oil is highly recommended by dermatologists. (funny the tanning industry fully DENOUNCES mineral oil as an ingredient in their products for the very reason that it’s not good for the skin)
Why is this? What’s going on?
Seems that the dermatologists are thinking with their wallets these days as the products THEY make money off of CONTAIN MINERAL OIL. They don’t and can’t make money off of tanning and UV exposure so they pick on them as “dangerous” when the very products they promote fall into the same group as tanning beds.
Seems that if you look deeper into this, you’ll find that even the study to get tanning listed as a “Group 1 Classification as a Known Carcinogens” they needed to INVENT part of the study to even make it work! 75% increase!!!!! Scary sounding right? Almost sounds like if you go tanning your chances of getting cancer is 75%!!
Well, that is far from the case. The chances that you will die from skin cancer might be 1/10 of 1% or .1%. If that goes up by 75% (.001 x 1.75) then the risk is .00175 or 1.75%! So if the headlines read YOUR RISK OF CANCER FROM A TANNING BED IS NOW 1.75%!!! I guess it wouldn’t be as scary as 75% INCREASE!
But 75% of what? What is the BASE NUMBER again? See you can’t have an INCREASE of something unless you have a starting point to work off of. You can’t just say a car has 30% better MPG if there’s no original MPG number to work with (for instance).
Well, the problem here is THERE IS NO BASE NUMBER. They are just inventing one. NOW the “risk” above is RELATIVE RISK (again made up as there’s no starting point) but let’s pretend that it’s right on. This is the RELATIVE RISK of getting skin cancer 1.75. (or 75% increase like they are trying to claim)
Well here’s some quotes from pretty important people based on their role of determining RELATIVE RISK:
“As a general rule of thumb, we are looking for a relative risk of 3.0 or more before accepting a paper for publication.”
–Marcia Angell, editor of the New England Journal Of Medicine
“My basic rule is, if the relative risk isn’t at least 3 or 4, forget it.”
–Robert Temple, director of drug evaluation for the U.S. Food And Drug Administration
“Relative risks of less than 3.0 are considered small and are difficult to interpret. Such increases may be due to chance, coincidence, statistical bias or the effect of confounding factors that are sometimes not evident.”
–Excerpt from a National Cancer Institute publication
New England journal of Medicine…Director of Drug Evaluation of the FDA….National Cancer Institite…these people are basically saying that this study is STATISTICALLY INSIGNIFICANT.
THE PROBLEM IS the medical industry is DESTROYING PEOPLE’S LIVELY HOOD who work/own tanning salons for the sake of MAKING MONEY and nothing to do with good health! How can it be? They recommend products that are JUST AS DANGEROUS! In a time of economic downturn this cannot be allowed and should not be. The medical industry is SUPPOSED TO BE in the best interest of your good health and in this case they are not.
And this doesn’t even include the amount of Vitamin D your body produces when exposed to UVB from a tanning bed. There is a growing concern for the amount of people that are Vitamin D deficient (http://www.iofbonehealth.org/download/osteofound/filemanager/health_professionals/pdf/Vitamin-D-reports/Vitamin_D-North_America.pdf) which could be off set by simple UVB exposure from a tanning bed or the sun BUT the MEDICAL INDUSTRY clearly isn’t interested in fixing a problem that can lead to:
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE
COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT including MEMORY LOSS AND FOGGY BRAIN
TYPE 1 DIABETES
So all these ailments can be avoided with adequate Vitamin D levels and tanning beds have been shown to increase Vitamin D levels yet they make the headlines appear to suggest otherwise.
WHY? WHY ARE DOCTORS NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS???? WHY DO THEY WANT YOU VITAMIN D DEFICIENT?
You know what the BEST PART of the mineral oil based SPF cremes? They BLOCK UVB the main ingredient needed for your body to PRODUCE VITAMIN D! Seems to me that SPF cremes might be the cause of BOTH skin cancer AND Vitamin D deficiency and the baggage that comes with it.
Why is the tanning industry and the rest of the HUMAN WORLD for that matter NOT speaking out against this? Why are MAJOR NEWS OUTLETS falling for this scam that’s real simple to see through? Will it take the collapse of an entire REGULATED industry to see that they are NOT RESPONSIBLE for this? Then what? What happens when the skin cancer continues after the tanning salons are gone?
Who will they point the finger at next when Vitamin D deficiency GOES UP EVEN MORE? When the effects of vitamin D deficiency GOES THROUGH THE ROOF?