Tanning is nothing more than the efficient, protective mechanism of the body: a response to injury from sunlight and a way to protect us from additional injury. That “healthy-looking” tan, usually associated with good health and enviable sex appeal, is, in fact, damaged skin. The best suntan is no suntan at all!
In early times, sun-tanned skin was associated with those who worked outdoors for a living – the peasants, the farmers, the serfs. People of means, those from the upper social classes and nobility, took pains to stay of the sun to preserve their natural color. Medieval beauties were admired for their indoor pallor, while the traditional fresh fairness of Englishwomen, a combination of genes, high humidity, and minimum sunlight, has been extolled by lovers and envied by other women.
Because the tanning mechanism is not 100 percent efficient, repeated sun exposure allows certain wavelengths of light to penetrate this defense barrier, causing the various sun-related skin conditions.
The more subtle changes caused by the sun’s rays may not be apparent for decades, but they do and will occur in every person who is foolish enough to expose himself or herself to excess. Therefore, the only good suntan is no suntan at all.
Compare the sun-exposed portions of your body – your face, hands, forearms – with those parts of your anatomy (your buttocks, for example) that are almost never exposed. Note the difference in smoothness and texture. Your buttocks are young; your hands and face are old. (Everyone should look at his or her buttocks in the mirror and think: This is how my face should look!)
For you fair-haired, fair-skinned, and blue-eyed people, tanning, if it does occur, is a slow process. You have much smaller pigment cells than your dark-haired, darker-skinned, brown-eyed neighbors. So you burn more easily and require infinitely more sun exposure to produce even a modest tan. If you are dark-skinned, on the other hand, merely a brief exposure to the sun often produces a lasting tan.
For you light-skinned people who, despite all admonition, still desire that bronzed look, here are a few rules:
All this, however, is trial and error. Only you will know how much sun you can tolerate on first and subsequent exposures without causing painful sunburn.
People are classified into various skin types depending on their levels of melanin pigmentation. The simplest classification – the one I prefer – is as follows:
Depending upon the type of skin you have, there is a wide range of sunscreen products that are rated according to the degree of protection they can give against ultraviolet radiation. This rating is called the Sun Protection Factor (SPF).
This SPF is a guide and a numbering system to assess the efficacy of sunscreen agents. The number represents the number of times longer you can stay in the sun if you use the product than if you used nothing. A number 15, for example, will provide 15 times the user’s natural skin protection. In other words, let us say you are susceptible to developing mild sunburn after being out in the sun for one hour. If you apply an SPF-15 sunscreen before sunbathing, you will be able to lie out in the sun for 15 hours before developing your mild burn. (Who is going to lie out in the sun for 15 hours at a stretch? Where on this earth can anyone do that?) And you will see all kinds of SPF numbers ranging from 2 to 50!
I believe everyone – every skin type – should use an SPF-15 sunscreen. As far as I am concerned, the numbers higher than 15 are meaningless. An SPF-15 sunscreen will filter out 93 percent of the harmful UVB rays. Isn’t that enough for most individuals? When using any sun-protection product, follow the directions given by the manufacturer, and reapply it every two or three hours. Always reapply after swimming.
The best approach to sun tanning is common sense. This large envelope we call the skin has to last a lifetime, so give it the protection it deserves.
A word about those tanning salons that have sprung up all over the country. Although advertised as using the “safer” long-wave ultraviolet rays (UVA), the lamps used in these salons are fraught with the same hazards as other forms of radiation. There are definite dangers associated with repeated exposure to UVA. These ray go deeper into the skin and, in addition to the premature aging, wrinkles, the loss of elasticity, and the potential for developing skin cancer, other harmful effects may include:
In addition, there are many reported cases of people “catching” lice, scabies, herpes, fungous infections, warts, tinea versicolor, and other infectious diseases from those salons that are not strict about sanitizing their equipment.
One famous dermatologist once said, “I could never understand why people would pay to get skin cancer when they can get it free!”
Do your skin – and yourself – a favor: stay away from those artificial tanning rays.
A note about children’s skin: since children often spend many hours playing in the sun, protecting children’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays is one of the most important ways to promote their long-term health. Before sun exposure, always apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to any child’s skin over the age of 6 months. Sun protection in childhood is extremely important to prevent skin cancer later in life.
read more: http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/Skin/00000050.htm
All this, however, is trial and error. Only you will know how much sun you can tolerate on first and subsequent exposures without causing painful sunburn.
read more about sun exposition: http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/Skin/00000050.htm
You want to modernize Russia with information like above ?? Poor Russians. Maria would be ashamed of you as this forum is about her and not about someone from Russia who thinks he knows it all !
Before accusing people about wrong information, you should check your own knowledge and level in Physics. Everybody knows that long sun light exposition is not good for people's skin particuliarly if you have no protection. It is not a discovery, it is a well known fact by everybody and scientists.
Microwave radiations and nuclear radiation exist and they are dangerous for our health; if you live near them for a long time. It is a well known fact, since the first military radar was created during the WWII and the first atomic bomb was launched on japan.
First, I said before that we don't need your advice to modernize Russia.
Second, Russian people are not poor at all, Russia has many talents in all sports. These talents are the best in the USA also. I support all athletes of my country and Masha is not the only one. We have athletes who live in the usa, europe and russia, but they are all russian and they never change their nationality. Russia&exURSS is one of the country which had the best athletes&scientists in the world.
You should check your own poor people in the usa, many of them are illiterate and the unemployment increases (9%), the economics of the usa is a soap bubble, the recent economic crisis showed it clearly. Only immigrants from other countries such as Maria Sharapova and other famous people make the usa interesting because they work more&harder than other people in the usa.
"As a resident of Washington, D.C., I continue to benefit from the contributions of Russians -- specifically, from Alexander Ovechkin," the President said. "We are very pleased to have him in Washington, D.C.
Third, as Maria Sharapova is russian herself and her parents live in Russia, she understands me very well.
Fourth, if you are not agree with us, you can support an athlete of your own country so you will give her a good advice how to modernize your own country with electromagnetic pollution and nuclear pollution.
Maria: Juan and I are working hard on my ankle everyday.
Study shows, unequivocally, that microwave radiation from a cordless digital phone base station operating at 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) immediately affects the heart causing arrhythmia and tachycardia (irregular and rapid heart rate) at non-thermal levels well below federal guidelines.
VIDEO 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EI9fZX4iww
VIDEO 2: http://www.youtube.com/w...p;feature=watch_response
The telecom fraud - under fire from waves 1 van 6
VIDEO 3 :http://www.youtube.com/u...DFE385E23B/0/GIYucEiCZBA
A man in Kurnool district was charging his phone. While lying down with the phone on his chest he got electrocuted. Seeing him in convulsions his mother tried to help him but she too got electrocuted. Within two minutes both died.
'Earth Vs Flying Saucers' talks about radition if you remember it... Maria if you could have whatever you wanted what would it be? 'What' do you like to do for fun? Do you like the real deal?
The film is set in 1956, one year before the first satellite, Sputnik I, was launched into orbit around the Earth. "Project Skyhook," a proposed American space-exploration program to launch a dozen satellites, is visited by an alien flying saucer. A misunderstanding by the Earthlings leads to the aliens being fired upon, and they retaliate by destroying the project site, killing everyone except the two principal characters, Dr. and Mrs. Marvin (a scientist and his wife and secretary). The sequence of events quickly spirals out of control and leads to a full scale invasion. Flying saucers attack Washington, D.C., Paris, London, and Moscow. In the end, the alien saucers are defeated over the skies of Washington by a device using high-power sound coupled with an electric field that stops the saucers' propulsion systems.
WATCH THE FULL MOVIE FOR FREE: http://www.youtube.com/u...000E1703AE/0/EpkSRJ4QTR4
DON'T USE ELECTROMAGNETIC WEAPONS AGAINST HUMAN BEINGS, WE ARE NOT ALIENS!!!!!!
Disconnect is a documentary that exposes the truth behind the negative health effects of cell phones: http://vimeo.com/31336824
Disconnect: A Film About Cell Phones & Cancer: http://www.youtube.com/u...p;ob=5#p/u/0/v3vPlb7lLk0
I don't smoke, I am a sportman.
BAD BAD BOY!!!!! TRYING TO PHONE TO THIS GIRL
From Camilla Rees:
I am pleased to share with you research published yesterday by members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in Radiation Biology. Radiation Ecology (Volume 51, No.5, 2011), showing serious cognitive declines in children using cellular communications in a 4-year study.
Dr. Yury Grigoriev, who heads the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection in Russia says,”Over the four-year monitoring of 196 children ages 7-12 who were users of mobile communication devices, a steady decline in these parameters from high values to bottom standards, compared to controls, was observed.”
Summaries of the 2-part study are posted at ElectromagneticHealth.org.http://electromagnetiche...ussian-res-children-emf/
The study itself is in Russian, and is linked here, as well. This news is very important, and reinforces what Thomas Rau, MD of the Paracelsus Clinic said in his interview with Electromagnetic Health.org–that if we continue to expose children to this radiation, we will end up with “Dumb Children”. Maybe this prospect will get the attention of larger numbers of people now.
I think it is high time we refocus the discussion about this emerging public health issue to include, beyond the predictions for brain tumors growth (which are unfortunately now starting to manifest in the recent trend data from UK, Israel, Finland and Norway), the cognitive effects on us all, which are happening to many people and now. Other priorities should be the DNA effects, and the potential long term consequences for children, and for the human species, from blanketing ourselves in this radiation. Our voices must get louder. And we must together press for long-term solutions to this problem.
All the best,Camilla Rees
At Safra Center event, cell phone radiation and institutional corruption addressed (video)
In this video lecture, “Protection Against Radiation is in Conflict with Science,” Adlkofer discussed the difficulties he and other scientists face when presenting research on the carcinogenic effects of electromagnetic fields emanating from cell phones. He also discussed the institutional corruption which he says obstructs their research.
By Robin Wright, Special to CNN
November 28, 2011 -- Updated 1437 GMT (2237 HKT)
Editor's note: Actor and activist Robin Wright recently traveled to eastern Congo with the Enough Project, a Washington-based group focused on ending genocide and crimes against humanity. Hervideo trip diary appears as a special feature on a new UK edition of "Blood in the Mobile," available on DVD.
(CNN) -- A 10-year-old boy, his face still innocent, abducted from his village and forced to kill alongside ruthless militia fighters. A 60-year-old grandmother too ashamed of the injuries caused by a brutal rape to leave her house for five months, even though her wounds worsened. A girl who reminded me of my own daughter, bridging the years between youth and womanhood, who had been dragged into a forest near her house by a group of men and raped, over and over again.
Images of these people, whose quiet but warm personalities barely hint at the atrocities they have survived, give a human face to the conflict in eastern Congo that has long moved me as an activist. With well over 5 million people dead through war and its accompanying hardships spanning more than a decade, it is difficult to imagine the daily impact of a conflict of this magnitude, much less to feel empowered to do anything about it.
A new documentary film, "Blood in the Mobile," powerfully addresses both the limits of the imagination and our sense of connection to atrocities committed on the other side of the world. Through a shaky camera in the damp and dark mines of eastern Congo, filmmaker Frank Poulsen introduces us to some of the young men (and even children) toiling at the first stage of Congo's lucrative business in tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. But the wealth of this industry doesn't really benefit the Congolese miners for their back-breaking, perilous and poorly paid work -- not by a long shot.
Militia groups and factions of the Congo's army control many mines, imposing heavy "taxes" on miners for whom there are few alternatives for making a living. Juxtapose these gritty images of Congo with shots filmed at the headquarters of Nokia, the electronics powerhouse that sells these minerals in its consumer products, and you have a message that is difficult to ignore: the cell phones, laptops, digital cameras and other products we have come to rely on link all of us to the conflict in Congo.
As consumers, we're perpetuating the conflict. We have an obligation but also an opportunity.
I was fortunate to have a chance to travel to eastern Congo recently to see with my own eyes and to feel, even with the relative safety of traveling with the ever-attentive Fidel Bafilemba of the Enough Project, the psychological effect of spending time in an unpredictable conflict zone. I was struck by how we witnessed the raw, nervous strain of communities said to be post-conflict, post-traumatic.
But nothing seemed to be "post-": Indeed, these communities appear to be enduring conflict and trauma on a daily basis. Local organizations, from the reintegration center for child soldiers to the rehabilitation center for survivors of sexual violence, are working as hard as they can to provide solace and a hopeful future for those most physically and emotionally harmed by the conflict. But as necessary as these efforts are, they treat the symptoms; there is little concept of pre-emptive or preventive.
Two years had passed since U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to one of the same towns I visited. Nearly everyone I met remembered "Mama Clinton" and asked me to follow up with her when I returned to the United States. "I think it is no secret to you," one woman said, speaking into the videocamera and addressing Clinton. "Our wealth is being plundered, and that's why we are being raped." She urged Clinton to make good on her promise to bring high-level U.S. attention to the crisis in Congo.
In particular, Clinton's leadership and gravitas are needed to implement an international certification scheme that enables companies to trace the source of the minerals to ensure that they aren't funding armed groups, and that allows consumers to choose which companies to give business to, based on their human rights record in Congo.
Visiting Congo for the first time without knowing the local language, Kiswahili, I was dependent on my talented interpreter Fidel for putting into words my countless questions and gratitude to the people I interviewed. But in those moments when I sat face-to-face with women, neither of us speaking while we listened to his translation, I would often catch a look, a slight nod, that clearly said, "I know you know. I know you understand."
Women have a natural, inherent knowingness, an unspoken connection between us, as mothers, wives and sisters. For several years I have followed Congo from afar, understanding theoretically and intellectually how we in the United States could help end the conflict. Now I deeply feel the why.
24.12.2011 by emily Category Electromagnetic Health Blog
December 24, 2011, Berkeley, CA, USA & Stockholm, Sweden. An important new analysis, The Potential Impact of Mobile Phone Use on Trends in Brain and CNS Tumors, was published today in the journal Neurology & Neurophysiology. It can be downloaded without cost athttp://www.omicsonline.o...562/2155-9562-S5-003.pdf. The paper is in a Special Issue of the journal titled “Brain Tumor.” The study raises very serious concerns about the potential for a large increase in brain cancer incidence, resulting from widespread mobile phone use. The steep increase in brain cancer will begin in approximately 15 years according to the projections. The paper, by researchers Örjan Hallberg in Sweden and L. Lloyd Morgan in the U.S., first reviews biological effects from mobile phone use reported in peer-reviewed studies, such as increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier, deleterious effects on sperm, double strand breaks in DNA, stress gene activation (indicating an exposure to a toxin), and increased risk of an acoustic nerve tumor (acoustic neuroma) and brain cancer after 10 or more years of mobile phone use. It then considered two established mechanisms for the development of brain cancer—that mobile phone use decreases the efficiency of the repair of mutated DNA and that mobile phone use increases the rate of DNA mutations. In developing the model from brain cancer registry data, mathematical model parameters are selected which provide a best fit to the age adjusted registry data. The model can be considered reasonably accurate if it approximates both the age-specific brain cancer incidence (e.g., 30-34 year age cohort) and the age-adjusted brain cancer incidence from the cancer registry data. It can then be used by the researchers to predict future brain cancer incidence. Based on a 30-year time between first mobile phone use and diagnoses of brain cancer (latency time), the model predicts that there will be a 100% increased incidence of brain cancer (2-fold) if DNA repair efficiency is decreased by mobile phone use, and a 2,400% increase in brain tumors (25-fold) if mobile phone use mutates DNA. The figure below, from the paper illustrates these predictions.
Figure 3. Norwegian brain tumor age-adjusted rates per 100,000 person-years by calendar year for reported data with 3 results from mobile phone use 1) Increased DNA damage 2) no DNA repair and 3) has no effect.
The public health risk modeling process used in this analysis was developed by Örjan Hallberg and has been successfully applied in other illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease and melanoma. Hallberg says, “Such modeling, or risk projection, is important, whether for the climate or for diseases, in that it allows public health contingency planning, should the model be reasonable accurate. For example, will there be sufficient neurosurgeons should brain tumors increase as the model predicts?” Morgan says, “What this analysis shows is that, unless mobile phone usage behavior patterns change significantly, we can reasonably expect a pandemic of brain tumors, for which we are ill-prepared, beginning approximately 15 years from now. Governments, as well as parents, physicians, schools and all citizens, would be well advised to educate all persons under their care or influence about the need to curtail the use of mobile phones and other radiation-emitting consumer devices.” Media Contacts: Europe: Örjan Hallberg in Sweden (email@example.com, + 46 (8) 605 4998). North America: Lloyd Morgan in Berkeley, California, USA Sr. Research Fellow, Environmental Health Trust (Lloyd.L.Morgan@gmail.com, +510 841-4362).
She, all athletes and spectators should invest in zinc oxide/titanium oxide sunscreen.
The atmosphere in the coming months will allow more radiation of all types to the earths surface. This is due to a removal of moisture from the air. Although it may actually feel (and technically be) cooler, the water vapor that would ordinarily absorb the broader emf spectrum will allow low levels of radiation upto such as xrays to pass.
Australia already has a dry atmosphere. Additional removal of water could be quite like an enormous hole in the ozone layer (which will be thinned prejudicially as well).
As such it is nessesary to deflect that energy physically. Even small amounts of zinc oxide/titanium oxide applied with sunscreen can provide some protection where ordinary sunscreen does absolutly nothing. It is also a great way to stay cool.
IT IS AN INTERESTING NEWS.
I KNEW THAT THERE WAS A TROUBLE WITH THE OZONE LAYER IN AUSTRALIA WHICH WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED BY MAN'S ACTIVITIES AND DOESN'T PROTECT US AGAINT ENERGETIC SUN RAYS. SO WITHOUT THE MOISTURE FROM THE AIR WE ARE EXPOSED TO VERY STRONG SUN RAYS.
IT IS BETTER NOT TO BE IN AUSTRALIA SO OR IT IS BETTER TO STAY IN A HOUSE BUILD WITH A SPECIAL SUNSCREEN.
I THINK THAT MAN DESTROYS ALL WHAT GOD DID FOR HIM TO SURVIVE ON EARTH.
MAN ALWAYS NEEDS MONEY MONEY... AND NEVER THINKS ABOUT HIS OWN ENVIRONMENT.