Tanning Beds Use Ultraviolet Rays

Emma Fisher & Carol Johnson

3 Facts About Ultraviolet Rays

- Ultraviolet radiation has short wavelengths.

- It also has a high frequency and relatively high energy.

- It is divided into three regions: near ultraviolent, far ultraviolet, and extreme ultravioet

How to use a tanning bed

First you change into your favorite swimsuit. Next you turn a timer for how long you want to tan. Turn on the bed, step into the bed, and put on your protective glasses. Finally enjoy your beautiful tan!!

How Ultraviolet Rays Are Used In Tanning Beds

It is used to give a cosmetic tan. They use several fluorescent lamps that have phosphor blends designed to emit UV in a spectrum that is close to the sun. Tanning beds used in solariums, and sun tanning lamps, are artificial tanning devices that claim to offer an effective, quick and harmless alternative to natural sunlight.

Information About Ultraviolet Rays

Extra: The Effect Tanning Beds Have On Your Skin

Tanning beds are not safe. Both UVA and UVB rays cause cancer. Tanning beds often exceed “safe” UV limits, despite the claims of the salon. Teens are at special risk because their bodies are undergoing such accelerated growth rates that their cells are more prone to the damage of the UV radiation. By routinely tanning their skin starting at a young age, teens put themselves at greater lifetime risk of developing skin cancer. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get a sunburn in a tanning bed, and your eyes are at an increased risk of developing cataracts and corneal burns.


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