Comments on: Take It From Me: You Want to Be SunWise on Don’t Fry Day and Every Day http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/ The EPA Blog Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:45:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Healthnut http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/#comment-19497 Mon, 14 May 2012 20:33:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3141#comment-19497 The sun is important for promoting good health if kept to moderation. Like many things that are “good” for us, they can end up being “bad” for us if used to excess. The sun is no different!
The skin is such a vital part of our body make-up and therefore I like alternative Ayurvedic medicines like Radiancio which revitalizes our body and in particular the skin.

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By: Kevin Megan http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/#comment-19496 Fri, 17 Sep 2010 02:50:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3141#comment-19496 I think because the ozone had a hole already

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By: Will Murray http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/#comment-19495 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 23:29:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3141#comment-19495 Wearing hats when you’re outside provides excellent sun protection. Hats with close-weave material that blocks more than 97.5% of UV rays. UPF 50+ are ideal such as the Safari Mesh Hat

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By: John Kingston http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/#comment-19494 Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:24:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3141#comment-19494 There are some skin cancer prevention steps which are proven to work here
http://www.skindermatologist.net

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/#comment-19493 Mon, 31 May 2010 23:34:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3141#comment-19493 I am 54 and grew up in the 1960s, too. Back then, everyone–doctors, parents, teachers–all said sun exposure was good for us and that staying out of the sun was a bad thing to do. So I remember how sunburned we used to get. Today, we know how wrong the older generation was back then on issues of sun-sense. But back then we didn’t know and the adults didn’t know. What we know now about how bad the sun can be came later. Now we pay for what we didn’t know with an epidemic of skin cancer. I have also had several cases of skin cancer but all were the kind that are easily treatable. I now use long sleave loose fitting shirts, sun screen, hats, and long legged loose fitting pants. Back in the 60s getting sun burned and getting tanned was a part of summer, but they should not be any more. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Steve Schafer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/#comment-19492 Sat, 29 May 2010 16:48:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3141#comment-19492 It’s amazing how science changes things. I remember how when I was growing up people would say things like, “you look so pale. You need to go out and get some sun!” People would associate a tan with being healthy. I think some sun exposure is needed for proper vitamin D absorption, but very little, and certainly not to the point of risking melanoma.

Steve

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/#comment-19491 Fri, 28 May 2010 20:31:42 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3141#comment-19491 Many excellent words be given to the sun: sunrise, sunshine, sunlight, … The sun is miracle and much helping the human in this planet before, now and the future. It’s useful and making us survive, but people complain it, like, for example, skin cancer and another problem. Sun not wrong and also us. So, who ? Constellation of the universe, include the Earth. Finally, all of that results good or bad…..

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By: Charles Schwartz http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/#comment-19490 Fri, 28 May 2010 19:22:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3141#comment-19490 Thank you for your e-mail pertaining to exposure to too much sun. I wish you and yours a very safe and happy “Memorial Day” . Sincerely Yours, Charles Schwartz .

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By: Laurie Leigh http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/take-it-from-me/#comment-19489 Fri, 28 May 2010 19:16:05 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3141#comment-19489 I am of the light skin and hair variety and spent much of my youth with olive skinned or darker people in my community (the exotics) and tried to catch up by tanning any way I could. I suffered the burns, the peeling, the fever. Even tanning booths have enjoyed my thorofare. I wish someone would have told me back then what we know now. The Tan is never worth the chemo. Thank you for this site. I sent it to folks I work with and my family as a reminder. Cheers to a great summer. It’s hot here in Anchorage!

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