Gap Fill - Suntans - Level 2


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   colour      different      drug      forms      harmful      health      hospital      lower      most      natural      radiation      rays      red      safely      skin      sunblock      sunlight      suntan      type      wrinkles  
Scientists have made a that can copy how affects our skin. It tricks our into making it darker so we get a . The drug gets our body to make a pigment called melanin. A pigment is what gives our skin its . Plants also have pigments that give them colours. The scientists are from a in the USA. They say their drug could be good for our . The biggest benefits could be to prevent skin cancer and slow down how old people look. Getting a suntan can give us skin cancer, make our skin look old and give us .

The scientists said the drug could give us a suntan because it has no UV rays. UV rays burn our skin and damage it. The make light-skinned people turn . The drug gets the body to make dark melanin. This darkens our skin and makes it look tanned. Melanin is the body's natural . It protects the skin from UV and cancer. A researcher said the drug could help fight skin cancer. This is the common of cancer. The researcher said: "Dark pigment is associated with a risk of all of skin cancer."

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