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A sedentary activity consisting of lying exposed to the Sun or under a UVA lamp, usually for 15–30 min, to achieve a ’tan’; risks include benign, premalignant, or malignant—e.g., SCC and BCC—lesions, as well as an increased risk of melanoma due to indoor tanning
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Dermatology A sedentary 'activity' consisting of autobasting, beached-whale-like under a UVA lamp in 15-30 min dollops to achieve a natural look; heuristically 'logical' evidence that a sleek well-tanned jet-set wannabe' enviable 'look to die for' might be a bad thing confirms an ↑ risk of benign, premalignant, or frankly malignant–eg, SCC–RR of 2.5 and BCC–RR of 1.5–lesions linked to 'recreational' tanning. See Melanoma. See Tanning device.
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Patient discussion about tanning

Q. I had breast cancer 13 years ago and had a lumpectomy.Can I tan at a tanning salon? I recently bought a tanning salon and the urge to tan is really strong. I was going to put alot of lotion on the spot of surgery and a towel to help. What do you think?

A. Because you most probably had radiation therapy after your lumpectomy, and some damage was caused to the skin and soft tissues as it happens most of the time after getting radiation, I doubt it would be the best thing for you body to get treatments at a tanning salon, where they expose you to more rays. Perhaps if you avoid tanning in that area it wouldn't be a major problem but I think you should consult a doctor first..

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Discarded pottery fragments decorated with clay from the Black Country suggested large, medieval scale manufacturing and lime pits in Digbeth were evidence of leather tanning.
Six mini leather tanning factories were scheduled to open in Wajir, Garissa, Makueni, Isinya, Mogotio and Kanduyi last July, hiking the number of tanneries in the country to 19 --the largest in Africa, according to Kenya's Leather Development Council.
This volume conducts an ethnographic examination of Buraku activism in contemporary Japan and its impact on the elaboration of such concepts as "nation," "culture," and "tradition," with a particular focus on the professions of leather tanning and monkey performance, as well as a secondary focus on Taiko drum production and drum music.
The former company was a leather tanning and finishing operation.
'Purers' or 'pure hunters' were boy totters who collected dog excrement, used as an astringent in leather tanning, while girls doing the same work were known as 'bunters' for time.
The nation is believed to be among the next eleven economies (NEE) identified as having great opportunities for investment in foods and beverages, technology, textiles, leather tanning and real estate.
Supply of a drying machine for the Leather Tanning Technology Center.
The main goal of this work was to investigate the possibility of using essential oils of thyme as an alternative preservative for the leather tanning industry.