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Pledge: No tan for prom Arlington students hear first-hand tale of melanoma

There are 9 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Feb 3, 2011, titled Pledge: No tan for prom Arlington students hear first-hand tale of melanoma. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

After years of regularly going to tanning salons, bronzing outdoors beneath the sun and neglecting to use sun block, Angela Webster spotted a new mole on her heel.

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nana says

Grand Isle, VT

#1 Feb 4, 2011
Why would you let your kids tans anyway? Do tan booths places have to have parent signature before allowing teens in?
RobbieS

Iredell, TX

#2 Feb 4, 2011
It is so so sad these kids are being brainwashed into avoiding UV exposure, even though melanoma is extraordiarily rare (affecting less than 1/3 of 1% of the US population). Note also that it appears mostly on body parts not exposed to sun, like this girls heel. Instead these kids will all be vitamin D deficient as a result of their underexposure to UV light, and will now be in the highest risk category for all cancers, heart disease and auto-immune disease. It is estimated 340,000 will die from vitamin D deficiency related disease this year, compared to the 8,000 that will die from melanoma, which is caused largely by genetics.
preacher frankin ohio

Franklin, OH

#3 Feb 4, 2011
we pray forsalvation and healing god bless her love in chirst preacher.
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#4 Feb 4, 2011
RobbieS wrote:
It is so so sad these kids are being brainwashed into avoiding UV exposure, even though melanoma is extraordiarily rare (affecting less than 1/3 of 1% of the US population). Note also that it appears mostly on body parts not exposed to sun, like this girls heel. Instead these kids will all be vitamin D deficient as a result of their underexposure to UV light, and will now be in the highest risk category for all cancers, heart disease and auto-immune disease. It is estimated 340,000 will die from vitamin D deficiency related disease this year, compared to the 8,000 that will die from melanoma, which is caused largely by genetics.
The skin cancers I have had were on body parts that were not exposed to the sun. Mine is genetic, runs in the family. Best to get check ups on a regular basis and have anity that was not there the year before taken off. As far as vitamin D is concerned just 20 minutes a day in the sun will give you what you need, without doing harm.
I dont believe it

Brookline, MA

#5 Feb 4, 2011
RobbieS wrote:
It is so so sad these kids are being brainwashed into avoiding UV exposure, even though melanoma is extraordiarily rare (affecting less than 1/3 of 1% of the US population). Note also that it appears mostly on body parts not exposed to sun, like this girls heel. Instead these kids will all be vitamin D deficient as a result of their underexposure to UV light, and will now be in the highest risk category for all cancers, heart disease and auto-immune disease. It is estimated 340,000 will die from vitamin D deficiency related disease this year, compared to the 8,000 that will die from melanoma, which is caused largely by genetics.
I don't believe these numbers. Please post sources. There is no way that 340k people in the US die each year from vitamin D deficiency related diseases. The sun is horrible for you. Stay out of it. If you think your going to get scurvy, then eat an orange!
GMB

Richmond, ME

#6 Feb 5, 2011
Everyone is different, not EVERYone gets melinoma from tanning...just you light skinned people do... you ppl with lots of freackles and really pale white skin, should not be tanning. people like me, native american...we're used to it
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#7 Feb 5, 2011
I dont believe it wrote:
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I don't believe these numbers. Please post sources. There is no way that 340k people in the US die each year from vitamin D deficiency related diseases. The sun is horrible for you. Stay out of it. If you think your going to get scurvy, then eat an orange!
Those figures are interesting and I sure would like to see them-being a 2 time cancer surviver I follo the lastest info and have not run across those figures. Note that the post reads ESTIMATED 340K, it appears some one/organiztion is playing with the figures.

GMB is correct people with darker skin tones do not have to worry so much as us palefaces.
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#8 Feb 5, 2011
I went out an looked for some sources on the Vitamin D and deaths. Here are some links-you decide. Note two of the articles are refering to premature babies. Don't think you will find many of those in Tanning booths. The other relates to various cancers.

http://drsorenson.blogspot.com/2009/12/do-250...

http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition...
http://health.dailynewscentral.com/content/vi...

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Humpty Doo

#9 Feb 5, 2011
They don't make tanning beds that big anyway.

Totally ineffective boycott.

But miles of pasty white flesh must be attractive to the three toothed crowd, so it all works out.

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