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Are You Dying to Get a Killer Tan?

Are You Dying to Get a Killer Tan?

Posted by Goodman Dermatology in Dermatology News and Current Events, Preventative Skin Care 17 Feb 2015
Tanning beds cause skin cancer, Atlanta, GA

Tanning beds resemble coffins and they are deadly!

Does this sound like a strange title for a dermatologist’s news blog? Since spring will soon be here, we know that many of you will feel compelled to go to a tanning salon to “just get a little color”. You may be planning a spring break trip down to the beach, and how could you possibly go with those white legs and arms. So, we’re sending you this message in hopes of changing your mind set about being tan.
We would like to direct you to this short video:
http://www.today.com/health/free-killer-tan-warns-about-dangers-indoor-tanning-melanoma-2D80487823
This video was put together by a group called Mollie’s Fund, a nonprofit set up in memory of Mollie Biggane, a college student who died of melanoma skin cancer at only 20. Statistics show that indoor tanning is particularly more damaging to the skin of young people under the age of 18. The Food and Drug Administration now requires that tanning beds be labeled “Not to be Used by People under the age of 18”. Do you think that is working?
We at Goodman Dermatology understand that young people are vulnerable to peer pressure, and they think they are invincible, and it could never happen to them. That’s exactly what young Mollie thought. Now her mother, Maggie Biggane, heads up the campaign to warn other young people of the dangers of tanning beds. She says, “By targeting tanning bed users in such a dramatic way, we know we can directly impact melanoma statistics.”
While 10,000 Americans died of skin cancer last year, 1 million still flock to the tanning salon every day. With this shocking video, they hope to get the message out to those millions. So far it has been seen by about 300,000. Everyone at Goodman Dermatology in Roswell hopes that you will forward the link to all your friends and family members and encourage them to watch. Here’s the link again http://www.today.com/health/free-killer-tan-warns-about-dangers-indoor-tanning-melanoma-2D80487823
Goodman Dermatology wants to remind you to schedule your annual skin check. Early detection is a big key in avoiding deadly consequences. They are located in Roswell, GA, an easy drive for those living north of Atlanta in Alpharetta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton and Cumming.

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