Compressed sunlight in a bottle. It sounds like science fiction but soon it will be possible to bring the equatorial sunlight to any part of the world. A new and revolutionary invention by a small company in Iceland will make it possible to collect, compress and store sunlight on tubes similar to the UV-tanning lamps
Does Melanin Work Like A Natural Sunscreen During Tanning? Melanin is what many dark-skinned people want to have less of, while many white-skinned people wish to have more. Melanin is the pigment that gives our hair, skin and eyes their color. It is produced, not only in the skin, but also in many internal organs.
Benefits of UV-exposure beyond vitamin D A new research paper about the benefits of UV-exposure in addition to vitamin D was recently published in Landes Bioscience: Dermato-Endocrinology 4:2, 109–117 One of the authors, Johan Moan, is a veteran researcher on the subject of UV-exposure, vitamin D and its benefits for fighting cancer. In this paper
Tanning blogs – how to find the best. [UPDATED] I don't know how I managed to miss one of the absolute best blogs about tanning. Anyhow here is an update to the post about tanning blogs which now includes SunIsLife.com. The author of SunIsLife.com is Joe Shuster, one of the real veterans and educators within the
For many years the Dutch Cancer Council, just like most of their peers in other countries, was recommending people to stay away from tanning under the midday sun and always protect the skin with sun-blocking lotions. They were all misled by inflated statistics over melanoma-diagnoses handed to them by dermatologists employed by large cosmetic companies.
A New Doping Scandal Targets Russian Use of “UV-Doping”. A shocking report published today reveals the details of another allegation of an official doping program in Russia. The report, made by the research institute “Independent Doping Inhibition Organization Technologies” (IDIOT), uncover a common and semi-official use of UV-exposure with the purpose of increasing the overall
UV-exposure and Vitamin D must be addressed in parallel. That seems to be the only thing that the experts on the adverse effects from UV-exposure and the experts on vitamin D can agree upon. The dilemma of Vitamin D and UV-exposure becomes bigger and bigger for every day as the mountain of evidence of the health
Sunlight and vitamin D-rich diet can reduce the risk of breast-cancer with up to 43 %. This conclusion from a French study among 70,000 women, confirms the Swedish study reported from in my post Tanned-women-live-longer. Breast-cancerer is the by far most common cancer among women (prostate-cancer, is the most common among men). Take a look at the
FDA is preparing a proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks. The question is if FDA's proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks is based upon facts or anecdotal fiction spread through communication in mass-media? A clear indication of the latter is found in a statement in FDA's press-announcement about their
Is The New Initiative By CDC Regarding Skin Cancer Prevention Doomed Already From The Start? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are right now collecting information from the public on preventing skin cancer through the reduction of UV exposure. As you can see further
New Rules for Indoor Tanning in Sweden – Now Age limit 18 Years. UPDATE: From September 1, 2018, it is not allowed to let people under the age of 18 sunbathe in a cosmetic solarium in Sweden. This is stated in Chapter 7. 6 and 7 of the Radiation Protection Act (2018: 396). The provisions
Finally a star who dares to tell the truth about sunshine! In an interview published on DigitalSpy, Jennifer Aniston spills her secrets about a healthy lifestyle that includes sunshine for vitamin D. “I think it's really about – honestly, this is going to sound so silly – going in the sun for 20 minutes a day
A review of “Embrace the Sun,” probably the most important book you should read if you care about your health and wellbeing. The first post of several in which I will report on each of the chapters and appendixes of a new book, “Embrace the Sun” written by Drs. Marc B. Sorenson and William B. Grant.
Will France be the next country after Brazil and Australia to ban sunbeds? The campaign against use of sunbeds is intensifying and entering Europe. After the horrendous miscarriage of justice with a ban of indoor tanning in Australia (see this article) France seems to be the chosen country to spearhead the banning of sunbeds in Europe. The French “The Local”