Dangers of spray tanning | tanning facts - Natural Health Podcast

Date: 06/22/2012

Tanning Facts: The Dangers of Spray Tanning

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Spray tanning is seen as the safer alternative to natural sunbathing and tanning beds. But studies show there are dangers of spray tanning users should know about before stepping into the shower stall. Jon Barron discusses the dangers of spray tanning and other tanning facts that might cause you to think twice about making, and faking, a sun-kissed look. 

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    Submitted by B.MILLER on
    September 13, 2012 - 8:35pm

    Just found your article on dangers of spray tanning-our 38 year old daughter, single mother of two just passed away-we believe it was from spray tanning-she had the mystery lung cancer called BAC-which does the same thing as DHA-once in the lung in travels thru the blood stream-she got sick in July but wasnt diagnosed correctly until september-she passed away in June-she had switched from tanning beds maybe about a year and a half ago because we thought it would be safer-she was a healthy dance, cheerleading and gymnastics teacher-never any health issues-she told me quote "watch Mom now that Im spray tanning theyll find something it causes and boy was she right-please help me out-once in her lung it spread to her brain and liver-she believed it was from the spray tanning and so do we-we even confronted the DRs about the possibility of the spray tanning causing the lung cancer-their response was well maybe but how would we prove it-I said then disprove it-They ask what kind of chemicals she had been around-little did we know at the time that spray tanning contained more then 45 different ingredients-and the salon never ever warned her or us-nor recommended she use any kind of protective gear-in fact i went in the other day and was told i only needed to wear a hairnet-I now have lost a daughter-i have two grandaughters liveing with me that dont have a mother and a son who doesnt have a sister-Also there are no spray tanning warning signs anywhere!!Please give me some advice!!!!!!EVERY DOCTOR SHE WENT TO WE ASK ABOUT THE SPRAY TANNING BUT YET NOT ONE OF THEM TOOK US SERIOUS OR CHECKED IT OUT-PEOPLE NEED TO BE INFORMED BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DIES-IS THERE SOME WAY TO FIND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WITH BAC HAVE EVER SPRAY TANNED-HOWEVER I KNOW IT MIGHT NOT AFFECT EVERY ONE THE SAME. WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!!!

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    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    September 17, 2012 - 12:20pm

    Thanks for the catch on the typo, and we are working on a download link...our new site is set to launch soon with more bells and whistles!  Sounds like you got it right, best to stay away.  You may enjoy this link:  http://www.jonbarron.org/natural-health/tanning-facts-dangers-of-spray-tanning

     

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    Submitted by Guest on
    September 17, 2012 - 9:38am

    Haven't had the chance to listen to the audio yet (can we download to portable mp3 player and how?), so I wish this synopsys were a bit clearer... 1) I think the correct spelling is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). 2) *** Does dihydroxyacetone (DHA) pose a cancer risk even in standard self-tanners (e.g. creams and gels)? *** My previous info was that it was not a great ingredient in that it basically works on the same process as oxidation (think rusting of apple slices when exposed to the air for a while). I thought this would extend to aging the skin somehow but cancer risk is a step further... EWG Skin Deep's database gives it a rating of 1-4 depending on usage, the data is scant but it does list some research pointing to mutagenic effect on DNA (not just bacterial DNA but also human DNA), which I believe is the same as potentially carcinogenic in humans. I guess I will adopt the gothic look then!

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    Submitted by B.MILLER on
    September 13, 2012 - 8:35pm

    Just found your article on dangers of spray tanning-our 38 year old daughter, single mother of two just passed away-we believe it was from spray tanning-she had the mystery lung cancer called BAC-which does the same thing as DHA-once in the lung in travels thru the blood stream-she got sick in July but wasnt diagnosed correctly until september-she passed away in June-she had switched from tanning beds maybe about a year and a half ago because we thought it would be safer-she was a healthy dance, cheerleading and gymnastics teacher-never any health issues-she told me quote "watch Mom now that Im spray tanning theyll find something it causes and boy was she right-please help me out-once in her lung it spread to her brain and liver-she believed it was from the spray tanning and so do we-we even confronted the DRs about the possibility of the spray tanning causing the lung cancer-their response was well maybe but how would we prove it-I said then disprove it-They ask what kind of chemicals she had been around-little did we know at the time that spray tanning contained more then 45 different ingredients-and the salon never ever warned her or us-nor recommended she use any kind of protective gear-in fact i went in the other day and was told i only needed to wear a hairnet-I now have lost a daughter-i have two grandaughters liveing with me that dont have a mother and a son who doesnt have a sister-Also there are no spray tanning warning signs anywhere!!Please give me some advice!!!!!!EVERY DOCTOR SHE WENT TO WE ASK ABOUT THE SPRAY TANNING BUT YET NOT ONE OF THEM TOOK US SERIOUS OR CHECKED IT OUT-PEOPLE NEED TO BE INFORMED BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DIES-IS THERE SOME WAY TO FIND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WITH BAC HAVE EVER SPRAY TANNED-HOWEVER I KNOW IT MIGHT NOT AFFECT EVERY ONE THE SAME. WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!!!

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    Submitted by shannon on
    May 17, 2014 - 12:32am

    Hi,
    I'm so sorry for your loss! I just found your story by actually looking up if spray tanning makes you Sick. Im 29 and my bf bought me a spray tan machine and solution over six months ago. I noticed I've been feeling so sick the last few weeks. Well I finally put two and and Two together tonight after find my spray tan and feeling so sick i had to stop. I never realized dha was so bad and could cause so much damage. I've had such a hard time breathing the last two months to the point you can actually hear it I'm my lungs. It's been six hours since I've sprayed myself and still feel as sick and have a massive headache. Reading your post scares me so bad knowing I've potentially done damage to myself. I wish I would have known this in advance instead I thought I was doing the safer of the two.Thank you for your post and coming forward!! :-)

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    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    September 17, 2012 - 12:20pm

    Thanks for the catch on the typo, and we are working on a download link...our new site is set to launch soon with more bells and whistles!  Sounds like you got it right, best to stay away.  You may enjoy this link:  http://www.jonbarron.org/natural-health/tanning-facts-dangers-of-spray-tanning

     

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    Submitted by Guest on
    September 17, 2012 - 9:38am

    Haven't had the chance to listen to the audio yet (can we download to portable mp3 player and how?), so I wish this synopsys were a bit clearer... 1) I think the correct spelling is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). 2) *** Does dihydroxyacetone (DHA) pose a cancer risk even in standard self-tanners (e.g. creams and gels)? *** My previous info was that it was not a great ingredient in that it basically works on the same process as oxidation (think rusting of apple slices when exposed to the air for a while). I thought this would extend to aging the skin somehow but cancer risk is a step further... EWG Skin Deep's database gives it a rating of 1-4 depending on usage, the data is scant but it does list some research pointing to mutagenic effect on DNA (not just bacterial DNA but also human DNA), which I believe is the same as potentially carcinogenic in humans. I guess I will adopt the gothic look then!

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    Submitted by Angel-a on
    August 7, 2014 - 2:16am

    Dear god may your daughter be a blessed angel. I am really saddened by your story and it is a legacy to others. I noticed after maybe 3 tanning sprays being diagnosed with airborne superbug, s then kidney infections . I recently got admitted for a week with a host of symptoms mainly bacterial. I wonder what is being blown into the air and what is it doing to our bodies, it all sounds toxic. I was going to mention it to the hospital but didn't,. Sometimes our instinct prevails.

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    Submitted by Kylie Thompson-Woods on
    April 30, 2016 - 12:17pm

    Spray tanning made me seriously ill. I couldn't get out of bed for two years, lost my hair, couldn't breath properly or think properly, had lesions all over my body, cramps all through my body, heavy metal poisoning -lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and antimony. I'm better now after 3 years but just got told I have mild emphysema. I spray tanned for 2 years, up to 15 tans a day, 5 days a week. I couldn't walk into my salon without my eyes or lips burning. I took 3 weeks off to rest, went back to work, did 3 tans in a row and lost my voice. Not one medical professional believed me or would help me. I Iost my business, home and my 4 kids. This stuff is dangerous and has not been properly researched.

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