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Ultra-Violet Radiation

The fear of skin cancer from over-exposure to the Sun is a real and worrying threat.   Recent statistics show that it is becoming more and more likely that people will contract skin cancer. In spite of this, people still spend many hours sun-bathing, often completely unprotected.

Why do people do this? What are the real risks of getting skin cancer? Are there differences between the attitudes of men and women? These are questions we must all think about as part of modern life.

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Quality of life

What do people value in their lives, is the social status of a tan worth more than their health?
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Respect for individual choice

We can respect people's decisons about whether to use sunbeds or not but should the health service have to pay for treatment of skin cancers caused by people deliberately over exposing themselves to UV light?




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