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We Are Sunshine

Author Exposes Sun Scare Motives

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

In a television interview, the author of the book Vitamin D: Is This The Miracle Vitamin? challenges an executive for the Cancer Society of New Zealand on the stance of her organization, and others like it, on sun exposure and sunscreen and the Cancer Society’s financial ties to the sunscreen industry.

In the interview, journalist Ian Wishart explains the importance of vitamin D to overall health and how sun avoidance and sunscreen campaigns have led to rampant vitamin D deficiency and negatively impacted public health. When Dr. Jan Pearson of the Cancer Society of New Zealand questions his conclusions, Wishart scrutinizes the legitimacy of the Cancer Society’s position on sunscreen use, given the organization is heavily funded by sunscreen companies.

Watch the interview below. news articles regularly report medical and scientific information to keep you abreast of current events related to UV light. This information is not intended to be used by any party to make unwarranted health claims to promote sunbed usage. Indoor tanning businesses are obligated to communicate a fair and balanced message to all clients about your products and services including the potential risks associated with indoor tanning. Contact your Smart Tan representative to find out more about what you can and can’t say in your tanning salon business.

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