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Well Mike, is it also "junk science" when referring to the American Cancer Society data? " About 8,420 people in the United States are expected to die of melanoma during 2008. The death rate has been stable since the 1990s for those older than 50, and has been dropping in those younger than 50." Interesting to note that more people started using indoor tanning in the same time period. Another observation. More people die of accidental drowning than of skin cancer every year.

As for the opinion concerning vitamin D, perhaps the readers would benefit from more expert research and data which can be found at http://www.vitamindhealth.org/
The FACT is, diet alone CAN NOT provide the human body with the required levels of vitamin D. ONLY exposing the skin to enough u.v. light will do that.

When did this "sun - cancer" conection come into effect? Seems suspicious it all started around the same time that the health insurance companies started covering Dermatologist visits. The developing scandal from the financial connection between Dermatologists and the sunscreen manufacturers is becoming a real embarrassment to the medical world.

Mike, would it be a legitiment question to ask, how big is the Dermatology industry? Rounded to the nearest billion dollars would be fine.

Steven Gilroy

Some information you may not have heard about. In the largest European study on melanoma and UV light the following is a direct quote from the research.

European Journal of Cancer 41 (2005) 2141-2149
Our study confirmed the expected associations between melanoma and fair skin, positive family history and numbers of naevi but did not find a significant association with exposure to the sun and/or sunbeds.
The relationship between UVR and melanoma is very complex and, despite many studies on the topic, remains a controversial issue. Some patterns of sun exposure may also offer protection, as some studies have suggested that people with heavy occupational exposure to the sun exhibit a lower risk for melanoma compared to individuals with intermittent sun exposure [32].
In conclusion, sunbed and sun exposure were not found to be significant risk factors for melanoma in this case-control study performed in five European countries.

18 Other pieces of research have similar results.

Also from Dr Bernard Ackerman book
The Sun and the "Epidemic" of Melanoma: Myth on Myth
This a quote from his book
“The American Academy of Dermatology, for decades, has kept up a drumbeat on behalf of faith in an epidemic of melanoma and rays of the sun as the major cause of it, at the same time that it has flayed, incessantly, the tanning bed industry. Although the organization is termed an Academy, never has it presented in fashion academic a whit of evidence, available readily, contrary to its position entrenched, namely, there is no epidemic of melanoma ... and that tanning beds have not been proven to be a cause direct of melanoma.”

By the way Dr Ackerman is a
Master Dermatologist, 2004 Award Winner, American Academy of Dermatology

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Tanning can't be that healthy for you anyway.

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