April 12, 1994 |
On a wet and gray March afternoon, with summer still seemingly light-years away, Gabriele Hagend climbed onto a glowing, violet sun bed and rose 21 minutes later with a summer tan and tremendous "sense of well-being." Looking at her pink cheeks, one could hardly tell that she had spent the entire day in an office, the entire winter in Germany. "I don't want to look like I'm baked, but it's quite nice to have a tan all the time," the 31-year-old wholesale trader said.
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April 23, 2004 |
Assemblyman Joe Nation is wary of the dark. And the bronze. And even that reddish pink glow. The Marin County lawmaker, who has pale skin and knows firsthand the dangers of skin cancer, wants to take away every California teenager's freedom to get a wicked indoor tan. He has introduced legislation banning anyone under 18 from using a tanning machine with ultraviolet rays, except under doctor's orders. No more after-school roasting or base-coating before spring break.
April 8, 1986 |
Newer skin tanning devices that emit ultraviolet type-A radiation are less likely to produce a bad sunburn than older machines, but scientists said Monday that cell culture tests indicate that so-called "safe" tanning also may have adverse long-term effects. Researchers for the Food and Drug Administration said studies with cultured mouse cells show for the first time that ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation can cause mutations, indicating potential cancer-causing effects. Dr. C.
April 17, 1988 |
DERMATOLOGISTS are so concerned about cancer and other health risks of salon tanning that many are now comparing it to smoking and are calling for warning labels similar to those on cigarette packs. In addition to skin cancer, doctors are concerned about the link between overexposure to ultraviolet light--the kind used in salons--and cataracts, retina damage, changes in the immune system, allergic reactions and premature aging of the skin, according to Dr. Leonard C.
February 11, 2002 |
Mayo Clinic researchers have identified the gene for a lethal kidney disorder that kills several hundred infants in the United States each year. The disease is called autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease--which means that a child must inherit a copy of the gene from each parent to develop the disorder.
August 19, 2013 |
Indoor tanning is a great way to get skin cancer - especially if you start young. People who use tanning beds, sunlamps or tanning booths before age 35 are up to 75% more likely to develop melanoma, and those who begin before 25 may double their risk of other types of skin cancer. So we are once again surprised to to find that indoor tanning remains popular with the young women whose fair skin makes them the most vulnerable to the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The latest evidence comes from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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September 6, 2007 |
SACRAMENTO -- Faced with a likely veto by the governor, a state lawmaker agreed Wednesday to postpone a bill that would impose a controversial container fee at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach aimed at easing congestion and air pollution. State Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) agreed with Gov.
October 5, 1993 |
For decades, doctors and the cosmetics industry have encouraged sunbathers and swimmers to use sunscreens to prevent skin cancer. The warnings have been heeded, enough to push sales of sunscreens (sunblocks) and tanning products to a $650 million a year. Nonetheless, the incidence of skin cancer has grown at an alarming rate. An estimated 700,000 Americans will develop skin cancer this year, many in the 20-40 age bracket that was once largely free of the disease.
November 1, 2009 |
We've heard it a thousand times -- sun exposure causes skin cancer and wrinkles -- but who wants to look pasty year-round? And even as the weather gets cooler, Californians love to keep a sunny glow. Tanning beds are not an option. In July, the World Health Organization added UV-emitting tanning devices to its list of the most dangerous cancer-causing forms of radiation, underscoring an association between the devices and deadly melanoma of the skin and eyes. What's a health-conscious tan-seeker to do?
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January 1, 2008 |
Dozens of new state laws take effect today that could make things tougher for gang members, smokers and kangaroos while providing new protections for nursing home residents, shoppers and misbehaving celebrities. In addition, California workers who earn the minimum wage will get a raise from $7.50 to $8 per hour starting today, tying California with Massachusetts for the highest state minimum wage in the nation. That change, affecting 1.