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Biological Effects of Sunlight

Paper Review: Biological Effects of Sunlight, Ultraviolet Radiation, Visible Light, Infrared Radiation and Vitamin D for Health Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD Boston University Medical Center Anticancer Research March 2016 Read Paper History of...

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Vitamin D from the Sun and Skin Damage

Studying Vitamin D Production and Skin Damage on 16 Individuals Concurrent beneficial (vitamin D production) and hazardous (cutaneous DNA damage) impact of repeated low‐level summer sunlight exposures S J Felton et al. British Journal...

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What is UV Index?

The ultraviolet index or UV index is a measurement of the strength of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It is 0 in the dark of night and 10-11 in the middle of a summer day...

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Vitamin D and Sunlight for Public Health

Paper Review: Sunlight and Vitamin D: Necessary for Public Health A GrassrootsHealth Paper Published in Journal of American College Nutrition June 22, 2015 Read Paper This paper was created from the research knowledge presented...

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Skin Type Matters

Does your skin type determine how much sun is healthy for you? Is sun exposure individualized? Yes! Sun exposure is very individualized. In order to get sensible sun exposure you need to take into...

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Health Benefits of Sun

Could the sun be good for your heart? While sunlight IS the key factor to skin cancer, the chance of death by heart disease is far more likely than the chance of death from...

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A Brief History of Early Sun Therapy

Alexander Wunsch, MD Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Germany Watch this detailed presentation of why sunlight is good for you or take the continuing medical education (CME) course presentation. The History of Light Therapy Until the...