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News Archive for April, 2010

Let’s put cancerous myths to bed

Friday, April 30th, 2010


Essay: There’s no causal link between sunbed-use and cancer, so why are politicians clamping down on teens tanning?

By Patrick Basham and John Luik
Published in

Editor’s Note: Patrick Basham and John Luik of the Democracy Institute penned the

Dermatologist, or Iranian Cleric?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

2010-04-29 Quote of the weak - superstitious copyAn Iranian police chief this week upped the ante on ridiculous dermatology matra, promising to arrest women who have suntans — a sign that they have violated the Iranian view of Islamic law by not being clothed from head to …

‘The Sun Has It All’

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

2010-04-28 sun has it all copyVitamin D Council founder Dr. John Cannell has been promoting sun exposure as the best source of vitamin D and slamming those in the cosmetics industry who have over-sold sun protection products — including a recent 1 hour radio interview.…

Dermatologist In Favor of Suntanning

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

2010-04-27 Quote of the week copy“Excessive (sun) avoidance and UV screening is a danger because it does not allow a tan, nature’s own sun block, to develop and as a result exposure is likely to cause sun-burn. The dogma, now fossilised in print, is that

Real Simple is Really in the Dark

Monday, April 26th, 2010

2010-04-26 Real Stupid copyReal Simple magazine proved that it doesn’t understand vitamin D at all in its recent article, “Easy Does It: Making Sense of Moderation” in which the magazine urged its readers not to get vitamin D from the sun.

“Sunlight helps …

Salons: We’re Better With Sunscreens

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

2010-04-23 better with sunscreens copyTanning facility operators are overwhelmingly convinced that indoor tanning facilities teach the correct usage of chemical sunscreens better than dermatologists, a poll conducted in April showed.

According to the poll, 88 percent of tanning facility owners felt their tanning …

‘We’ve Been Brainwashed’ by Sun-Scare

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

2010-04-22 Quote of the week - brainwash copy“We need the sun in moderation, too — for sun exposure is our best source of vitamin D. It’s a well-documented fact that sunlight is necessary for human survival but we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that any exposure to sunlight

Smart Tan responds to recent reports which call tanning an addiction

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

2010-04-21 Crowded beach copyIn light of Tuesday’s media reports stating that tanning is an addictive behavior like smoking or drinking,Smart Tan Vice President Joseph Levy writes the following response:

These articles miss the point and, perhaps most importantly, cheapen the legitimacy of concern