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Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:33:16 PM »
Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth
 
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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.



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.

In the USA, vitamin D deficiency is at epidemic levels. Ironically, vitamin D deficiency can lead to aggressive forms of skin cancer. A ground-breaking 2011 study published in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that optimal blood levels of vitamin D offers protection against sunburn and skin cancer.

Additionally, vitamin D protects the body from diseases like multiple sclerosis, rickets (in the young), tuberculosis, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjogren’s syndrome.

According to the Vitamin D Council, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently reported that “lack of sun exposure may lead to cognitive decline over time.”

A dissident dermatologist

Bernard Ackerman, MD, (deceased 2008) was one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of skin cancer and the sun, sunscreens and melanoma skin cancer risks.

Below are Ackerman’s views excerpted from an article in The New York Times (July 20, 2004), titled “I BEG TO DIFFER; A Dermatologist Who’s Not Afraid to Sit on the Beach”:

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.

A 2000 Swedish study concluded that higher rates of melanoma occurred in those who used sunscreen versus those who did not.

Sunscreens: Cancer-Causing Biohazards

Elizabeth Plourde, PhD, is a California-based scientist who authored the book Sunscreens – Biohazard: Treat as Hazardous Waste, which extensively documents the serious life-threatening dangers of sunscreens not only to people but to the environment as well.

Dr. Plourde provides proof that malignant melanoma and all other skin cancers increased significantly with ubiquitous sunscreen use over a 30-year period. She emphasizes that many sunscreens contain chemicals that are known carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC).
 
Environmentally, she notes: “In areas where there has been much exposure to ED [endocrine disrupting] chemicals, coral and other sea populations have died off and the prevalence of dual-sexed fish has risen.”

Dr. Plourde’s research on mice and sunscreen exposure also showed increases in both pup and maternal mortality as well as reproductive issues in subsequent generations.

Additionally, the book documents how sunscreen chemicals have polluted our water sources including oceans, rivers and municipal drinking water. Worse yet, testing revealed that 97% of Americans have sunscreen chemicals in their blood!

Dr. Plourde’s book also has a chapter on the importance of vitamin D3 to health, and she posits that the widespread vitamin D3 deficiency is linked to overuse of sunscreen combined with sun avoidance in general.

Sources:

http://www.independent.co.uk
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
http://www.vitamindcouncil.org
http://www.nytimes.com
http://www.faim.org
https://www.vitamindcouncil.org
http://science.naturalnews.com

Credit: “Compelling evidence: Slathering on toxic sunscreen and avoiding the sun could jeopardize your health and shorten your life,” from naturalnews.com, by Paul Fassa
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Re: Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 05:45:42 PM »
Being extremely fair skinned, I use sunblock when I know I'll be out in the sun for long periods of time.  i.e. the beach
Otherwise I go without.  You need the sun.  Look at mental health issues in the winter.

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Re: Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 06:36:17 PM »
Being extremely fair skinned, I use sunblock when I know I'll be out in the sun for long periods of time.  i.e. the beach
Otherwise I go without.  You need the sun.  Look at mental health issues in the winter.

Me too.  If I'm going to be at a swimming pool or the beach, I would use sunscreen or I'd have to go in after 15 minutes - else I would burn to a crisp!

But for when I'm gardening or working outside, I usually just try to be covered up.  I hate the feel of sunscreen, feels like it's suffocating my skin. 
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Re: Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 09:07:29 PM »
As someone  who has moles all over, I try to be very carefully.
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Re: Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 10:51:54 PM »
Just use some common sense.  If you're going to be out and about for a little while, with stops here and there, leave the sunscreen at home.  If you're going to be out there under the noonday Sun with the mad dogs and Englishmen for a while, slather some on.


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