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    Default Sun Exposure: Cancer Cause or Part of the Solution?

    Elyn Jacobs
    April 15, 2016

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    While dermatologists and sunscreen manufacturers have made it their mission to convince the world that sun exposure causes cancer, this is all a big lie. Sunlight is not the primary cause of skin cancer. In fact, sunlight actually prevents cancer!
    Considerable evidence shows that vitamin D (which is produced from the sun’s rays), is protective of many cancers. This includes the deadliest of skin cancers – melanoma. In addition to melanoma, there are at least 13 other cancers that seem to be positively affected by sunlight. Most notably are breast cancer, colon cancer, and ovarian cancer.

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    This is old news, but still true. As it now is tourist season here, we have a lot of people who are impatient to get to the beach from wherever they have come from up north. They have a short vacation, and don't want to take the time to slowly build up their sun exposure, hence the slathering on of sunscreen. Too bad. I never have used sunscreen, live in the tropics, spend a good part of each day outdoors in the sun, and have no fear of any sort of cancer. It should be mentioned that melanoma cancers form almost exclusively on areas of the skin which seldom are exposed to any sun at all.

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    New Zealand and Australia have the highest skin cancer rates in the world. i have seen people (mainly males) who work outside all day with faces and tips of ears covered in skin cancers. I have had a few removed from my lower arms, and one on my nose. So it's hard for me to believe excessive sun doesn't cause this. I don't go out in the heat of the day, which often gets over 100F, not because of fear of cancer, but it's just too damn hot! I also don't use sunscreen.

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    From what I have read, the power of the sun is much stronger in areas below the equator, although why this is so puzzles me. But strangely, the sun seemed much hotter than usual in the summer of 2019. I used to spend anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour or more working in the summer sun to ensure I got my vitamin D. But last summer a 10-minute exposure was about all I could tolerate before I began to feel the burn. Did anyone else notice this?
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    2019 was a bad year for safe tanning for me with so many distractions, hassles, and 'headaches'. However, due to Vit D3 supplementation, (with Vit K2, MK7) I was still able to maintain my Vit D blood level at 58 ng/ml, recently. Now in Jan., 2020, at 6300' elev., 32+*N latitude, I have suddenly resumed much safe tanning once again, provided it's a clear and mild day and I'm protected by a wind break, brrr!

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    Simplify, please! Are you saying you didn't sunbathe in 2019?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    Simplify, please! Are you saying you didn't sunbathe in 2019?
    Less than 10 times in 2019, probably.

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    And did the sun seem hotter to you at any time?
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    Just this past week, it was very clear and warm for safe tanning in January, but I was too preoccupied with other matters last summer to notice. But typically in the summer, I safe tan a couple hours before solar noon, as opposed to the same couple of hours after solar noon. The radiant energy may be the same before and after solar noon, but the convective ambient temperatures are always a bit cooler in the morning hours. When safe tanning in the winter, it's the other way around.
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