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Sunscreen, Vitamin D and Cancer

"It is possible the rise in skin cancer is actually because of the overuse of sunscreen. Vitamin D from the sun plays a part in cancer prevention. I believe the Surgeon General needs to study up on what kinds of cancers are linked to sun exposure. It is the mild kind that is easily treated that people get on exposed skin. Melanomas occur most often on areas that are not exposed, like the bottom of the feet. My husband had a melanoma on his lower back, which has never seen the light of day!

I think the companies that sell sunscreen are stirring up sun phobia. I read they are now recommending we wear sunscreen every day, even if we don't go outside, because we may get reflected light from windows. If we apply the recommended amount, it would take about a bottle per day per person! That is insane." - Judy Barnes Baker, writer, food fanatic and artist