Shedding Light on Indoor Tanning

Editors: Heckman, Carolyn J., Manne, Sharon L. (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive overview of the topic
  • Includes up-to-date theory and research
  • Written by experts in the field
  • A great reference for clinicians and trainees
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About this book

Since the industrialization and urbanization of the Western workforce, tanned skin has been perceived increasingly as attractive and fashionable for naturally light-skinned individuals. However, in addition to causing tanning, photo-aging, and other health effects, ultraviolet radiation (UV) is a well-known carcinogen. Despite wide-spread awareness of UV risks, tanning has become increasingly popular in several Western countries including the USA. While millions of individuals tan indoors each day, relatively little is known about this phenomenon. This book fills that gap by providing an overview of indoor tanning, reasons for its popularity, its risks including skin cancers, and the public health context surrounding the behavior. We have invited some of the preeminent experts in the field to summarize the existing scientific literature for each of the chapters. Shedding Light on Indoor Tanning is an up-to-date and comprehensive book that provides a unique and essential overview of the most significant current issues related to indoor tanning for scientists, educators, students, clinicians, and the general public interested in dermatology, aesthetic trends, skin care, and skin cancer.

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From the reviews:

“The editors and contributing authors are to be congratulated for accumulating in one place what we know about indoor tanning practices, predictors, and policies. … this book will serve to interest investigators new to the issue and highlight the salience of the adverse effects of indoor tanning on the public’s health. … a great starting point for anyone who wants to understand this behavior, counsel individuals about reasons to avoid indoor tanning, or develop new research ideas to advance our knowledge on this important topic.” (DeAnn Lazovich, Psycho-Oncology, Vol. 21 (e6), 2012)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Heckman, Carolyn J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • History and Culture of Tanning in the United States

    Hunt, Yvonne (et al.)

    Pages 5-31

  • Prevalence and Correlates of Indoor Tanning

    Coups, Elliot J. (et al.)

    Pages 33-67

  • Motivations for Indoor Tanning: Theoretical Models

    Hillhouse, Joel (et al.)

    Pages 69-86

  • How Ultraviolet Radiation Tans Skin

    Lessin, Stuart R. (et al.)

    Pages 87-94

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2048-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2047-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9501-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shedding Light on Indoor Tanning
Editors
  • Carolyn J. Heckman
  • Sharon L. Manne
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2048-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2048-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2047-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9501-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 202
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