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Slap on the funblock for protection from pleasure

Thursday, July 12, 2007
Mick Hume How on earth have we allowed the sun, source of life and health, to be seen more as a cause of cancer and death? My family returned from the coast at the weekend, reddened from enjoying the first sunshine of summer, to be met by more dark clouds of doom.… continue reading

Doctors Balk at Cancer Ad, Citing Lack of Evidence

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
By CHRISTIE ASCHWANDEN The young woman in the American Cancer Society advertisement holds up a photograph of a smiling blonde. “My sister accidentally killed herself. She died of skin cancer,” reads the headline. The public service announcement, financed by the sunscreen maker Neutrogena, is running in 15 women’s magazines this summer.… continue reading

Camps ready for heat of summer’s UV rays

Thursday, July 5, 2007
By Joanne Penhale Kids encouraged to “slip, slap and slop” for sun protection Kids going to summer camp in Oak Bay are regularly slathered in sunscreen and encouraged to cover up in the sun. “They’re used to the routine,” said Emily Wilson, the community recreation programmer for Oak Bay Recreation.… continue reading

NZers Chronic Vitamin D Levels A Concern

Wednesday, July 4, 2007
A leading researcher from the University of Auckland says skin cancer campaigns may be causing New Zealanders to get too little Vitamin “D’’, with Maori, Pacific and South Asian peoples the worst off. Robert Scragg told the Public Health Association conference at the university today that 90 percent of Vitamin D comes from sunlight.… continue reading

New state legislation would ban anyone under the age of 18 from using salon tanning beds

Wednesday, July 4, 2007
“The medical evidence is indisputable that UV tanning beds significantly increases the risk of skin cancer,” said Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-Torrance. “This bill will save lives.” Current California law bans anyone under 14 from using tanning beds and requires parental permission before teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 can legally use them.… continue reading

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