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There's a warning over tanning injections being used people across the UKA special Newsbeat investigation has uncovered a growing trend in people injecting themselves with an unlicensed tanning drug.Melanotan hasn't been cleared to be used in the UK but some websites are selling it online.The drug is a synthetic hormone that when injected stimulates the melanin that occurs naturally in the body.Melanin is a pigment that determines how dark your skin is. The more of it you have, the browner you are.Twenty-seven-year-old Stacey Boardman from Rochdale started using Melanotan two months ago. She said: "About 40 friends I know are taking it. It makes you really brown quickly and you can control how dark you go. You don't get the streaks and it doesn't wash off."Health workers at needle exchange units have told Newsbeat more and more people want syringes for use with Melanotan.The concern is that testing hasn't finished on the drug and it hasn't been passed as safe for human use.The government body responsible for regulating medicines is warning people not to take the risk.Claire Tilston is from the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).She said: "It has not been tested enough for its effectiveness or its safety."We do not know if it works and we don't know how safe it is."We do not know what side effects it may cause for people who use it or potentially what the long term effects on their health may be."UntestedBecause Melanotan hasn't been licensed for use in the UK, it is illegal to sell it.But in the last month the MHRA has had to write to 18 companies asking them to stop advertising the drug for sale.Many also offer the kit you need to take it, with syringes and sterile water. Another concern is that users might not know how to safely inject themselves and the websites offering Melanotan don't give proper medical advice.Medicines regulator Claire Tilston says infections can be passed on easily.She said: "It's a very complicated product to use and should not be used without proper advice."But for Sian Rowe, 23, and Nicola Boardman, 21, the warnings are not enough to make them stop injecting.They said: "I've got the tan that I want and have no side effects from it, so I'm happy with it.""I'm only young and I feel fine on it and the tan looks great so I don't mind."You can report anyone selling or advertising Melanotan anonymously to the MHRA information Centre on 020 7084 2000.
THE VIDEO http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/health/n...000/7730189.stm

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Guest Brother Mouzone

Ironic thing is, man can't ACTUALLY turn in his bed cuz his spine has the strength of uncooked spaghetti.

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Ironic thing is, man can't ACTUALLY turn in his bed cuz his spine has the strength of uncooked spaghetti.
LMAO

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black women are now pissed I MEAN REALLYtheir potential is now at risk.
How though?If i wanted a proper tan i wouldnt be up for injectin myself for 10 days then once every week just to keep it and im sure i aint the only one

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There are no real negative side effects apparently, test subjects have just reported involuntary movements while listening to hip hop and cravings for kfc.lol at the adverts for selling it being on this very page

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My worry is for the time when this colour bubble bursts.Black just seems like such an in thing right now, when it was only a few years ago we was gettin slewed and beaten for it....White people, I swear to god

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My worry is for the time when this colour bubble bursts.Black just seems like such an in thing right now, when it was only a few years ago we was gettin slewed and beaten for it....White people, I swear to god
init, even on a social level, its 'cool' to have black friends, watch 2010 were out again

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Guest Brother Mouzone

Davicious I find it wierd that you can realise that BUT then say 'white people, swear to god'Its like people on here see with only one eye

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My worry is for the time when this colour bubble bursts.Black just seems like such an in thing right now, when it was only a few years ago we was gettin slewed and beaten for it....White people, I swear to god
init, even on a social level, its 'cool' to have black friends, watch 2010 were out again
then it will be the turn of the asians

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