Aug 12 2013
The Daily Mail
And herein lays everything that is wrong with the country.
“I heard sunbeds posed a risk but I didn’t understand how much”, bleats a woman with skin cancer.
Now this comment isn’t about whether or not sunbeds cause skin cancer or not… To be honest, I don’t know for sure whether they do or not. That is bye the bye.
Its about peoples apathy.
Leanne Atherton says that she had heard that sunbeds give you cancer, so why the fuck didn’t she do some research?
The answer to that is she couldn’t be arsed. Yet in reality, she is like so many more millions of brain dead zombies obsessed with “me, me, me”.
“I’d heard that the government are all paedophiles, but I didn’t realise how many there were till my 9 yr old got raped by my local MP’s friend and he did nothing” says Mrs Mug.
“I’d heard that the Royal Family were Satanists but I didn’t realise how in to it they were till my daughter was discovered dead on their estate” says Mr Muppet.
“I’d heard tht there was going to be a third world war but I didn’t take it seriously until I started to grow this second head” said Ms Mindrot.
And this is the crux of the matter.
The fucking cretins ignore the warnings until the problem directly affects them… And then they bleat that they wasn’t warned enough.
These fucking idiots make me sick.
Leanne love. I have no sympathy for you what so ever… Fuck off.
‘I heard sunbeds posed a risk, but didn’t understand how much’: Woman, 25, battles skin cancer after using tanning salons for EIGHT years
- Leanne Atherton used sunbeds for up to 20 minutes a week
- Wanted to transform her fair skin and became addicted to topping up her tan
- Was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and waits to hear if the cancer had spread
By SARA SMYTH
PUBLISHED: 19:34, 11 August 2013 | UPDATED: 01:51, 12 August 2013
A 25-year-old woman is fighting skin cancer after using sunbeds for eight years in an effort to ‘look good’.
Leanne Atherton said she was not fully aware of the risks of using tanning beds and was spending up to 20 minutes a week on them.
She was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in June and has had a lymph node biopsy to find out if the cancer has spread.
Ms Atherton started using sunbeds when she was 17 because she didn’t like the look of her pale skin.
Since then, she has been topping up her colour with regular trips to tanning salons, which she said became an addiction,
‘A tan is part of looking good. And I think it’s addictive as well. You get used to seeing yourself with a tan and when it starts to fade you go and top it up.
‘There would be times I would pay for a 42-minute course and you would have to use them within the month.
‘I now know that is a lot of time to spend on a sunbed in just four weeks. And having my skin type, with fair skin, blue eyes and having a lot of moles means I should not have been using them at all.’
Research has shown using sunbeds increases your risk of skin cancer by up to 75 per cent.
The Health and Safety Executive advise people with fair skin and moles not to use them at all because of the risks involved.
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use sunbeds, but Ms Atherton says checks aren’t made to ensure people know about the risks involved.
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‘I had heard that sunbeds posed a risk of skin cancer, but I didn’t really understand just how much.
‘In eight years of using them I was never once asked to fill any forms in or questioned about my skin type or my age.
‘I just wish that I had been told more about the risks associated with them.’
Leanne has urged other visitors to tanning salons to research the dangers involved before they choose to use sunbeds.
‘I would just urge people to read up on skin cancer and make sure they’re informed about the risks before they make a decision. I think salons have a responsibility in that regard as well.
‘For me, no tan is worth the pain of an operation, scarred skin and the constant feeling of ‘what if’ while waiting for my results.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2389301/I-heard-sunbeds-posed-risk-didnt-understand-Woman-25-battles-skin-cancer-using-tanning-salons-EIGHT-years.html#ixzz2biXK7Gse
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