Specialists on vitamin D state that Americans have been educated that too much sun exposure can cause lethal skin cancers, and now they have developed sun phobia and waste billions of dollars on sunscreen protection. The question is: Does the sun cause melanomas?
Dr. Micael F. Holick, professor of molecular medicine at Boston University says supports the fact that excessive sun exposure triggers non-melanoma skin cancer, which if diagnosed early, can be easily treated. However, he says that there is powerful evidence that regular sun exposure prevents the highly malignant melanoma, instead of causing it.
For example, it was observed back in the 1900s that people who worked indoors were more prone to the risk of developing cancer, compared to those working outdoors. Further on, Canadian research unveiled that women and teenagers with high sun exposure reduced their risk of breast cancer by nearly 70 percent, in comparison to those with minimal sun exposure.
Sun Exposure Is Not Causing Melanoma, New Research Shows
It was also reported that autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, type-1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease are less common in people who were born and live closer to the equator. The studies also show that sun exposure in North America has been decreased by 90 percent in the last 70 to 100 years, while the risk of cancer has increased 3,000 percent! How is it that melanomas appear in specific parts of the body that rarely or never see the sun, such as armpits, mouth, and soles of the feet? This must tell us something.
It is also curious that North Americans use the antidepressant drug Prozac. This drug functions by growing the amount of serotonin in the body circulation. But then, they claim that exposure can increase the quantity of serotonin by 800 percent in one day, without drug toxicity and free. The research also says that sunscreens are dangerous. For instance, Queensland, Australia has actively promoted sunscreen to its residents for years, and it now has the highest rates of melanoma in the world, as well as vitamin D deficiency.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated back in 2008 that 96.8 percent of Americans aged six are infected with a sunscreen component, oxybenzone. The study authors also say that three separate studies clearly demonstrate that more sunscreen use means more melanomas.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.