Ban the Tan

What if there was a miracle cream that could keep you looking young forever and prevent cancer? What if it was in your medicine cabinet? It’s no miracle, its sunscreen.

We are Ban the Tan, college-aged kids starting a conversation about a misunderstood topic. Working closely with a board-certified dermatologist, we will give you the facts, provide tips, debunk myths and answer your questions about practicing safe sun. Become a member, join the movement, Ban the Tan.

Lina Breslav ’13 is heading the Ban the Tan project after working for a dermatologist this summer.  To support the cause, join the Facebook group here.  You can even join it if you’re a Jersey Shore fanboy/fangirl.

UPDATE: Use this link for the fan page instead.

18 thoughts on “Ban the Tan

  1. anon

    I absolutely fucking refuse to believe that God, evolution, and the flying spaghetti monster created me incapable of safely spending more than 2 minutes per day in the sunlight.

  2. anon

    I absolutely fucking refuse to believe that God, evolution, and the flying spaghetti monster created me incapable of safely spending more than 2 minutes per day in the sunlight.

  3. anon

    Also, there is a difference between “preventing” something and “lowering the probability” of something. There’s already way too much inaccurate bullshit about cancer out there. Don’t compound it.

  4. anon

    Also, there is a difference between “preventing” something and “lowering the probability” of something. There’s already way too much inaccurate bullshit about cancer out there. Don’t compound it.

  5. Lina Breslav

    @ #2

    there are many sunscreens created from non-chemical ingredients, such as Burt’s Bees’ chemical-free sunscreen. they can be found at natural food markets. however, because they normally have a low SPF rating, there are a lot of other things you can do as well to stay safe from the sun, such as wearing protective clothing and seeking shade, among many other healthy behaviors. we hope to include a broad spectrum (no pun intended) of healthy habits in order to keep safe from the possible harmful effects of the sun’s rays, as well as a strong focus on anti-indoor tanning. thank you for voicing your concern, it is a legitimate controversy in dermatology right now.

  6. Lina Breslav

    @ #2

    there are many sunscreens created from non-chemical ingredients, such as Burt’s Bees’ chemical-free sunscreen. they can be found at natural food markets. however, because they normally have a low SPF rating, there are a lot of other things you can do as well to stay safe from the sun, such as wearing protective clothing and seeking shade, among many other healthy behaviors. we hope to include a broad spectrum (no pun intended) of healthy habits in order to keep safe from the possible harmful effects of the sun’s rays, as well as a strong focus on anti-indoor tanning. thank you for voicing your concern, it is a legitimate controversy in dermatology right now.

  7. anon

    most sunscreens have chemicals in them that are carcinogenic. i’ll put on sunscreen once you give me one that doesn’t cause cancer itself.

  8. anon

    most sunscreens have chemicals in them that are carcinogenic. i’ll put on sunscreen once you give me one that doesn’t cause cancer itself.

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