Why Should We Spend Time In The Sun!? Why Shouldn't We Spend Time In The Sun?

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Negative (harmful) effects of UV
• Causes skin cancer – UV is an environmental human carcinogen. It’s the most prominent and universal cancer-causing agent in our environment. There is very strong evidence that each of the three main types of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) is caused by sun exposure. Research shows that as many as 90 percent of skin cancers are due to UV radiation.
• Causes sunburn -
UV burns the skin. Sunburn is a burn that occurs when skin cells are damaged. This damage to the skin is caused by the absorption of energy from UV rays. Extra blood flows to the damaged skin in an attempt to repair it, which is why your skin turns red when you are sunburnt.
• Damages immune system – Over-exposure to UV radiation has a harmful suppressing effect on the immune system. Scientists believe that sunburn can change the distribution and function of disease-fighting white blood cells in humans for up to 24 hours after exposure to the sun. Repeated over-exposure to UV radiation can cause even more damage to the body's immune system. The immune system defends the body against bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites (disease and infection). You can see how effective the immune system is by looking at how quickly something decays when it dies and the immune system stops working.
• Damages eyes – Prolonged exposure to UV or high intensities of UV (for example, in sunbeds) damages the tissues of eyes and can cause a ‘burning’ of the eye surface, called ‘snow blindness’ or photokeratitis. The effects usually disappear within a couple of days, but may lead to further complications later in life. In 1998, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that even low amounts of sunlight can increase the risk of developing eye damage such as cataracts (which, left untreated, will cause blindness), pterygium and pinguecula. UV damage to the eyes is cumulative, so it is never too late to start protecting the eyes.
• Ages skin –
UV speeds up the aging of skin, since the UV destroys collagen and connective tissue beneath the top layer of the skin. This causes wrinkles, brown ‘liver’ spots and loss of skin elasticity. The difference between skin tone, wrinkles, or pigmentation on the underside of a person's arm and the top side of the same arm illustrate the effects of sun exposure on skin. Usually, the top side of the arm has had more exposure to the sun and shows greater sun damage. Because photo-aging of the skin is cumulative, it is never too late for a person to start a sun protection programme. Otherwise, though a tan may look good now, you could be paying for it with wrinkly leathery skin or skin cancer later.
• Weakens plastics – Many polymers used in consumer items (including plastics, nylon and polystyrene) are broken down or lose strength due to exposure to UV light.
• Fades colours – Many pigments (used for colouring food, cosmetics, fabric, plastic, paint, ink and other materials) and dyes absorb UV and change colour. Fabrics, furnishings and paintings need protection from UV (fluorescent lamps as well as sunlight) to prevent colour change or loss.

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Here are a few listed reasons:

A) Why we should spend time in the sun;
-Good source of vitamins for the body (however too much exposure can be bad too)
-Getting a nice tan
-Spending time in the sun can both be fun and active.

B) Why we shouldn't spend time in the sun.
-Too much exposure may lead to cancers, tumors or other relevant diseases.
-Too much exposure may lead to skin problems, such as the relevant skin rash, skin peeling etc.
-Spending time in the sun may also give you heat stroke or other relevant- short-term sicknesses.
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Ten   reasons not to go in the sun
1.Headache: This hurts too and can be dangerous. Go see a doctor when it gets heavy.
2.Blisters: 2nd degree burns will surely give you some of these
3.Dizziness: Be careful!
4.Fever: Don’t wait too long to see a doctor when it gets high
5.Freckles: Well, you’re getting old anyway, don’t you?
6.Premature aging of the skin
7.Skin cancer: Maybe in the long run
8.Eye damage: Cataract
9.Age spots
10.Swelling of the legs

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