Aug
25
2007

Burning controversy over sunlight

Sun, sun, Mr. golden sun.: Sunlight has both positive and negative effects on the body.  Sure is pretty, though, ain't it?  Photo by S4N7Y from Flickr.com
Sun, sun, Mr. golden sun.: Sunlight has both positive and negative effects on the body. Sure is pretty, though, ain't it? Photo by S4N7Y from Flickr.com

Sunlight is good for you! It helps your body produce vitamin D. And lots of us could use more vitamin D.

Sunlight is bad for you! Overexposure to ultraviolet light can lead to skin cancer.

Sunlight is good for you! A new study shows that vitamin D helps prevent breast cancer.

Sunlight is a myth! It hasn’t stopped raining here in over a week.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

c-bear's picture
c-bear says:

kay is sunlight good for U or not???? i'm confused.

posted on Mon, 08/27/2007 - 12:34pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Moderation in all things. You need a certain amount of sunlight to produce vitamin D. But too much sunlight can lead to skin cancer. Doctors in England suggest an hour a day in the sun is a good amount. But some people advise you to avoid the sun between 10 am and 2 pm, when it is at its strongest.

posted on Tue, 08/28/2007 - 9:18am

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