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What is the Proper Amount of Time to Be in the Sun?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
A minimal erythema dose is defined by a pinkness of the skin about 1-6 hours after sun exposure, going away within 24 hours. Sunny Hippocrates, our sunshine cartoon mascot, says to get no more than a *smidge* pink. There is no single erythema dose or sun exposure time recommendation, due in part to differences in skin type and .... continue reading

It’s nude gardening day on Saturday

Monday, May 7, 2018
"It's real good. It's easier on the body. You still get the same amount of vitamin D from the sun, whether it's blazing heat or cooler sun as in now." continue reading

Sunlight Institute responses to sun articles  4/23/18—4/29/18

Monday, May 7, 2018
Research shows that for every death caused by diseases that are associated with sun exposure, there are about 328 deaths caused by diseases that are associated with sun deprivation. continue reading

Could Indoor Tanning Actually Be Good For You?

Monday, May 7, 2018
Tanning (UVB/UVA) first became associated with "health" after Arnold Rikli the "sun doctor" first used light therapy to treat tuberculosis in Slovenia in 1855. continue reading

What is UV Index? – GrassrootsHealth

Thursday, May 3, 2018
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 with no cloud cover. This index was developed by Canadian scientists in 1992.… continue reading

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