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John Boehner must have come up with this one.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009   2:34 pm | Author: freethinker | Health/Medical, Politics/Government | 1 Comment
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The Republicans have a new thing to rage about. 


It is the 10% tax that the new health care reform bill will impose on establishments providing indoor tanning services.


Only John Boehner who is perpetually tanned could have come up with this latest Republican outcry of foul play.



You really appreciate how stupid these Republicans are when one of them actually asks what tanning salons have to do with health care.


Anyone who has read a newspaper or watched the news knows that there is an increased risk of cancer when tanning at these salons. Oh wait, these are the same Republicans who also don’t believe in climate change. Reality and truth are meaningless to them.


As thinkprogress points out ”the International Agency for Research on Cancer “raised their warning of tanning beds from ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’ to ‘carcinogenic to humans,’” concluding that “the ultraviolet light ..continue reading

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Death options: cigarettes or sunbed

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009   11:02 am | Author: betty | Health/Medical | 3 Comments
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Is this a surprise to anyone? I never understood why people would bake themselves in a sunbed. It is bad enough to lie in the sun for an extended period of time without any protection but to lie in a sunbed is beyond stupidity as far as I am concerned.


The International Agency for Research on Cancer just revised its recommendation from “sunbeds are a probable cause of cancer” to ” sunbeds/tanning  machines should be moved to the highest risk of cancer”.


The risk of getting melanoma increased by 75% for those who started using these machines before they reach the age of 30.


There was an immediate reaction from the Sunbed Association disputing the IARCs finding and claiming that there is no link between tanning on these beds and cancer.


In fact the IARC found a link between use of the tanning beds and cancer of the eyelid.



Reminds me of all those who claimed ..continue reading

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