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Research shows that skin type and excessive overexposure to UV light, not age, is the significant risk factor for both indoor and outdoor sunbathing in Canada. Professional salons prohibit sunbathing of skin type I clients and provide controlled exposure as part of the professional sunbathing community’s commitment to public protection.
Despite this, several governments across the nation are considering instituting age-based bans on sunbathing – despite research that it is skin type and excessive overexposure – not age which is the primary risk.
If you agree that governments should work to protect all ages through mandatory professional control of UV exposure, restricting skin type I individuals and parental consent, then we would ask that you affix your name to this petition.
There are startling statistics for a cancer that can, many times, be prevented. The number of young people diagnosed with this cancer is astounding.
Although the public lacks information about this disease, it is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States and Worldwide, and is the most common cancer in young adults between 20-30 years old . Additionally, it is the leading cause of cancer death in women between 25-30 years old and the second highest cause of cancer death in women between 30-35 years old .
Melanoma is an epidemic and the rate of occurrence is rising faster than any other cancer. Currently it affects 1 in 75, and by 2010 it is estimated that 1 in 50 will be diagnosed .
"Long-term exposure to artificial sources of ultraviolet rays like tanning beds (or to the sun's natural rays) increases both men and women's risk of developing skin cancer. In addition, exposure to tanning salon rays increases damage caused by sunlight because ultraviolet light actually thins the skin, making it less able to heal. Women who use tanning beds more than once a month are 55 percent more likely to develop malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer ."
In india for several years there are companies which make fire crackers and lots of other things which are made by the help of the children. The children who make the fire crackers go blind... they get gun powder all over their face or the get skin cancer due to the gun powder and they die.
Either the fire cracker making companies should be closed or the use of fire crackers should get banned. Child abuse gets neglected by the government and this is not only in India but all over the world.
If you open google and type child abuse a column on the side opens in which ther is another form of child abuse in America. Weapons are sold to beat up the children. We should petition against that too. Also we should petition against child molesting. It's time to get children some justice!