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Tanning Beds And Metal Plates
Does putting a towel over your face while in a tanning bed reduce UV ray exposure and sun damage to your face?
UV DAMAGE: YES IT DOES.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dermatology: does a sun tan lotion, with an SPF 6, allow for tanning and wards off damaging premature skin aging when applied frequently enough?
Could i be exposed to too much radiation while x-raying horses, wearing only lead glove to hold X-ray plate, for several years?
Chances of having melanoma at 25? I try to limit sun exposure, always wear high spf sunblock if im outside awhile, and no tanning beds. Unlikely?
Is it safe to inhale bare escentuals mineral powder makeup with zinc oxide & titanium dioxide during application? No micronized or nanoparticles
Chemical Exposures: There is no data that suggest inhalation of these powders represent a risk of disease. Please check with the doctor who can check with the manufacturer. ...Read more
Doesn't matter.: Ultraviolet light passes through (or is blocked by) clothing at the same rate, no matter what color it is. However, black clothing will absorb a lot of heat, while white clothing will reflect it. So if it's hot out, you'll be more comfortable in a white outfit. ...Read more
Yes: You need to be hand screened -- and remember to tell them when you arrive. It will set them off -- and that will just delay you. You will be hand-screened or searched. The microwave technology does not do a good job determining what the metal plate or orthopedic device is, although it is getting better. ...Read more
1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?
Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more
DO NOT avoid but...: Sun exposure not only increases vitamin d but has other proven benefits unrelated to vitamin d. Uvb produces vitamin d and uva increases cancer risk- so avoid the sun when uva predominates. Precise instructions on how to be in the sun safely are at http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/26/maximizing-vitamin-d-exposure.Aspx. For info on the benefits of sun exposure see comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid tanning : As a dermatologist, i always advocate for sunscreen use to prevent skin cancer. However, even more important than that is avoidance of tanning beds. Sunscreens do not protect you 100%, so much of the uv rays in the tanning bed is stil getting thru. Your tan is a sign that damage has been done to your skin and your skin is trying to protect itself with more pigment. So ditch the tanning bed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: I would not think that 3 small screws in a metacarpal bone would set off metal detectors but they could with the advances in scanning technology at airports. If you have any documentation relating to the surgery you received that could be helpful. If not I am sure they would just use a wand scanner to focus on areas of concern and only your hand should trigger a positive response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is skin cancer poss. in area covered by clothing/NEVER exposed to sun? Skin C in family, always avoid sun/cover up/use spf, but suspect mole on torso.
Yes, but..: A stainless steel plate for fracture repair will affect imaging of that specific area. Some people can have sensations when getting the exam but most don't. Effects may be more significant on the stronger 3t magnets but most people notice little to nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nipple piercings: PROBABLY NOT . . .Get a more detailed answer ›
Nope: You need special goggles for that, like for acetylene torch. ...Read more