tanning pill

tanning pill

Any of a number of over-the-counter (OTC) agents (e.g., BronzGlo, Darker Tan, Orobronze) which contain concentrated canthaxanthin, a beta-carotene-like substance that imparts a red-brown “tanned” tint to skin.
 
Toxicology
Canthaxanthin may evoke headaches, fatigue, weight loss, bruisability, allergic skin reactions, blurred nocturnal vision, hepatitis, and potentially fatal aplastic anaemia.

tanning pill

Any of a number of OTC agents–BronzGlo, Darker Tan, Orobronze–that contain concentrated canthaxanthin, a beta-carotene-like substance which imparts a 'healthy' red-brown tint to skin Toxicology Canthaxanthin may evoke headaches, fatigue, weight loss, bruisability, allergic skin reactions, blurred nocturnal vision, hepatitis, and irreversible–ie, potentially fatal aplastic anemia. See Tanning, UV-A.
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Washington, May 11 ( ANI ): Sunless tanning products - whether with lotions, bronzers or tanning pills - have been promoted as an effective substitute to dodge the health risks of ultraviolet rays, but young women likely will not use them if the products don't provide the perfect tan, according to a Baylor University researcher.
Skin cancer is the most obvious health risk from the overuse of sunbeds, but high doses of tanning pills can carry side effects, such as liver damage.
Don't use sunlamps and tanning beds, as well as tanning pills and tanning makeup.
THE Irish Cancer Society has warned against the dangers of using a brand of tanning pills widely available in chemist shops across the country.
As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association last September, a 20-year old woman died of aplastic anema (a rare blood disease) after taking tanning pills supplied to her by a commercial tanning salon.
Avoid indoor tanning lamps, tanning parlors, or tanning pills, and try to stay out of direct sunlight--especially between 11 a.
Tanning pills generally contain large quantities of beta-carotene or canthaxanin, commonly used as food colourings.
The same chemical was also used to turn pale human flesh brown as a component in tanning pills.
Health experts last night warned new tanning pills that claim to protect the skin from harmful UV rays could be dangerous.