A Closer Look at Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Why Does Sun Exposure Get so Much Negative Press?

The negative press about sun exposure and tanning is more than simple ignorance or lack of education on the part of government agencies and scientists. The truth is out there to be found, for those who want to find it. It again boils down to blatant greed. Multi-million-dollar corporations enjoy enormous profits from the products they sell to allay your fears. They create the fear so that they can sell you their solution:

Suntan lotions and creams

Sunless bronzers

Moisturizers with SPF

Sun-protective clothing

Anti-aging skin care

Think about how the ads for these products abound in winter and early spring when people worldwide flock to sunny climates for long-awaited vacations. This is the peak season for indoor tanning as well, and the market forces take full advantage. Consider the money to be made in a pairing between suntan lotion manufacturers and the travel industry – airlines, cruise lines, and the like.

Big Industry knows you will never give up your sunshine, and they’ve learned how to capitalize on it by creating a “sun-phobia” – with a lot of help from Big Pharma and the AMA.

It’s all about the money.

via A Closer Look at Tanning Beds and Melanoma.

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