Tanning beds are used by people, male or female, that emits ultraviolet radiation from lamps to produce a cosmetic tan rather than a suntan. Tanning beds attract many people from models, bikini competitors, and to teenagers. I have used a tanning bed before for school dances, and I have always wondered the cause and effect of doing so. The time limit and type of bed is effectively something to always learn more about, also!
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Ultraviolet Lamps (UVA/UVB)-
Ultraviolet light is a naturally occurring component of sunlight. It is in the region of visible light and X-Rays in the electromagnetic spectrum. German physicist Johann Wilhelm Ritter observed that invisible rays just beyond the violet end of the visible spectrum darkened silver chloride-soaked paper more quickly than violet light itself. A fluorescent lamp is a long glass gas discharge tube. Its inner surface is coated with phosphorous and is filled with an inert gas, usually mercury. The tube is sealed at low pressure with two filament electrodes at each end. That energy from the electrodes also changes some of the mercury from a liquid to a glass.
Places like Brazil, Canada, and the European Union have banned tanning beds for minors. There are pros and cons to using a tanning bed though. You increase your risk of getting cancer. Skin cancers that have relationship with the squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma can be transferred from tanning beds. Also ocular melanoma can occur, which is an eye cancer. They also cause a lack of elasticity to the skin, leading to wrinkles. Tanning beds can increase Vitamin D levels in a person which is a benefit.
Information about the faux glow that coats the skin with DHA (dihydroxyacetone).
Information about choke ballasts, the phosphors and Mercury inside lamps, and proper spectrum for tanning.
Information about melanocytes and the seven main parts of a tanning lamp.
Information about Vitamin D production and safety with goggles and time.
Information about the placement, cost, and cleaning of tanning bed acrylics.
Information about the cost of bulbs and time range in hours of lamp life.
Information about the development of ballasts.
Information on how to change a tanning bed choke ballast.
Information on how UV light is a naturally occurring component of sunlight.
Information about choke ballasts themselves.
Information about the pros and cons of using a tanning bed
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