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quote:Originally posted by geckohaving a natural tan from casual exposure to the sun is not bad for you. i work outside 5 days a week, and i never get burned or have any ill effects. i have a mighty farmers tan. although working(moving, in and out of shade) is probably alot different physiologicly than just lying in direct sunlight.sunbeds are bad for a variety of other different reasons. people can get serious burns if they are too strong.im not sure what the attraction is to tanning and tan people. id rather be with an entirely fair-skinned girl then one with bikini tanlines. yuck.
quote:Fair-skinned people are most susceptible to sunburn, because their skin produces only small amounts of the protective pigment called melanin. People trying to get a tan too quickly in strong sunlight are also more vulnerable to sunburn. While they have a lower risk, even the darkest-skinned people can get skin cancer.http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/sunburn.jsp
quote:Originally posted by memasa (There is reason to believe we wouldn't exist without the moon either).
quote:Originally posted by neilepquote:Originally posted by memasa (There is reason to believe we wouldn't exist without the moon either).oooohh !!..please elaborate !!..is it a tidal thing ?..and that without the tide going in and out it would make trips to the beach so boring that we'd all just bore our selves out of existence ?Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!
quote:Originally posted by VAlibrarianI have some experience that is relevant to this topic. 7 years go a dermatologist removed a melanoma from the back of my right arm. Apparently they caught it in time as I am still alive. In fact after the surgery I had no more ill effects, and I can still use my right arm just as well as before, although it is one hell of a scar. I was told that I should never go out into the sun without protective clothing or sunblock, and i generally follow the advice. I was told also that ultraviolet light is the main risk factor for skin cancer. Sunburns are stupid, but any UV light reaching your skin carries a risk. I should point out that the thinning of the ozone layer also means that we receive more uv light than people used to 50 years ago. That is a fact, not a theory. My opinion is that tanning beds should be illegal. I do not expect many of you to agree. But if you had undergone my procedure you might agree. Many melanoma victims do not survive- especially if they let their suspicious-looking mole grow before they see a doctor.chris wiegard
quote:Originally posted by Neilepoooohh !!..please elaborate !!..is it a tidal thing ?..and that without the tide going in and out it would make trips to the beach so boring that we'd all just bore our selves out of existence ?
quote:Originally posted by MissBWhat the hell gave you the idea that periods are based on the moon? What do they feed you people in the UK? LOL
quote:according to one american I met once...us Brits enjoy a diet of squirrel and badger !!...no joke !!
quote:Back in the times of prehistoric man, most everyone was dead before reaching thirty. So it really was not a problem, huh?
quote:Originally posted by memasaquote:Back in the times of prehistoric man, most everyone was dead before reaching thirty. So it really was not a problem, huh?Assuming the sun was a problem what do you think they used -- besides some kind of clothing -- in those days? Did they smooth mud onto their skin, perhaps?
quote:I was told also that ultraviolet light is the main risk factor for skin cancer.