Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lookin Good, Kid

Arbroath writes about a new fad -- kids injecting themselves in order to tan from the inside:

Melanotan is still undergoing clinical trials but is sold illegally online and in salons and gyms.

It is a synthetic hormone which stimulates the body's production of melanin, a substance that gives the skin its colour.

Experts are worried that the long-term effects are not yet known.

Well, I don't know about the long term effects being "not yet known." It seems safe to say that its users run a very real risk of becoming involved with girls who don't mind being seen in public with guys who look like that. I shudder for them all.