Posts Tagged ‘sun’

Sun CAN protect you against skin cancer | Mail Online.

Soak up the sun with diligence!

Sunlight Robbery – Health Research Forum.

Health benefits of sunlight are denied by current public health policy in the UK

By Oliver Gillie

Health Freedom Alliance » Vitamin D Fears Lead to Sun Warnings Review.

„Warning people to stay out of the sun may have led to vitamin D deficiencies, British newspaper The Independent reported Monday.
The newspaper cited a confidential report from Cancer Research U.K., which revealed the charity was reconsidering its advice about avoiding the sun between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. The charity was responding to concerns that people were at risk of a lack of vitamin D without adequate exposure to sunlight. Medical researcher Oliver Gillie told the newspaper the current warnings to stay out of the sun may be causing health problems.

“Lack of sunshine and the vitamin it makes in our skin is probably the most serious single cause of disease in the U.K. today. Vitamin D deficiency is well known as the classic cause of rickets and serious bone diseases,” he said.“

Solar spectrum

Solar spectrum.

High Resolution Solar Spectrum

A high resolution version of the spectrum of our Sun, this image was created from a digital atlas observed with the Fourier Transform Spectrometer at the McMath-Pierce Solar Facility at Kitt Peak National Observatory, near Tucson, Arizona (`Solar Flux Atlas from 296 to 1300 nm‘ by Robert L. Kurucz, Ingemar Furenlid, James Brault, and Larry Testerman: National Solar Observatory Atlas No. 1, June 1984.).

The images shown here were created to mimic an echelle spectrum, with wavelength increasing from left to right along each strip, and from bottom to top. Each of the 50 slices covers 60 angstroms, for a complete spectrum across the visual range from 4000 to 7000 angstroms.

The Sun is a G2 star, and this image covers the same wavelength range in the same format as the spectrum of Procyon, type F5, and the spectrum of Arcturus, type K1 (or K2). Note: NSO/Kitt Peak FTS data used here were produced by NSF/NOAO. (Note for interested users: because this was made from digital data, we can create any size or shape on request, but please give us plenty of time. The images here have the correct aspect ratio for a 35mm slide. We do however have a square version available immediately.)

Minimum credit line: N.A.Sharp, NOAO/NSO/Kitt Peak FTS/AURA/NSF (for details see Conditions of Use)

New technologies for capturing sunlight and storing it as energy are being pursued by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to help soldiers on the ground and those operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

viaStoring Sunlight for Soldiers ( | Jul 2009 | News and Features).

Zur Frage der Ursache von malignen Melanomen:

Malignant melanoma of the skin – not a sunshine st…[Med Sci Monit. 2004] – PubMed Result.

Protect Your Skin Naturally With Badger Sunscreen (Product Review)
Disclaimer: The ILA does not endorse or recommend products, but I found this article to be interesting.
I also followed the link to the SKIN DEEP cosmetic safety database with a list of 461 rated sunscreen products…

Chemische UV-Blocker wirken als Hormongifte – pressetext.deutschland

Four Out of Five Sunscreens May Be Hazardous to Your Health – Articles

Rise and Shine: More Sunlight is Good for Your Health