Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sunlight may be good, afterall...

We often hear that exposure to the sun causes skin cancer. We are advised to use UV (ultra violet) protection make up or sun tan lotion whenever we go out. Part of the rationale is that the puncture in the ozone layer has removed protection from the sun's direct rays. All the scare about sun and cancer has caused some people to totally shy away from the sun which is not necessary good according to certain scientific sources. Apparently, a bit of sun goes a long way to provide Vitamin D which helps in bone formation.

Though it has proven that the sun and skin cancer has a direct connection, we need to learn to not to go overboard with each scientic claim.

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