The link between melanoma and sun exposure (dermatology’s dogma) is unproven.There’s no conclusive evidence that sunburns lead to cancer. There is no real proof that sunscreens protect against melanoma.There’s no proof that increased exposure to the sun increases the risk of melanoma.


Avoiding the summer sun and slathering yourself with sunscreen because you fear skin cancer may be doing more harm than good, according to scientists! According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day. The epidemiological study followed 30,000 women for over 20 years and “showed that mortality was about double in women who avoided sun exposure compared to the highest exposure group.” Researchers concluded that the conventional dogma, which advises avoiding the sun at all costs and slathering on sunscreen to minimize sun exposure, is doing more harm than actual good.

Avoiding the summer sun and slathering yourself with sunscreen because you fear skin cancer may be doing more harm than good, according to scientists!

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That’s because overall sun avoidance combined with wearing sunscreen effectively blocks the body’s ability to produce vitamin D3 from the sun’s UVB rays, which is by far the best form of vitamin D.

Did you know…

  • In the USA, vitamin D deficiency is at epidemic levels.
  • Sunscreens contain chemicals that are known carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC)
  • A 2000 Swedish study concluded that higher rates of melanoma occurred in those who used sunscreen versus those who did not.

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Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth

 


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