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BU research shows LEDs can produce more vitamin D than sunlight

Friday, September 22, 2017
The Boston University School of Medicine found that ultraviolet light from LEDs can produce vitamin D in human skin at a faster and more efficient rate than sunlight, according to a Sept. 13 press release from the school. continue reading

Good Day Sunshine: Vitamin D In Smart Doses Helps Avert Many Problems

Monday, September 18, 2017
The benefits of exercise and fresh air aside, what we often fail to appreciate while outdoors is simply the sunlight — that life-sustaining energy that bestows a myriad of biochemical perks on us and the absence of which is extraordinarily bad for our health. continue reading

Study Strengthens Link Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Risk of MS

Friday, September 15, 2017
Women who developed MS later had average D levels lower than the women who didn’t. See JCTA note in article continue reading

EU reassessing safety of sunscreen cosmetic ingredient

Friday, September 15, 2017
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety is reassessing the safety of phenylene bisdiphenyltriazine as a UV-filter in sunscreen products. continue reading

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Find some fall-themed activities and make a move on pumpkin picking, corn mazes and fall hikes. Even when it’s cold and rainy, you’ll still get some exposure to UV rays, which can help boost your mood and regulate your body’s circadian rhythm. continue reading

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