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Climate change endangers human health, affecting all sectors of society, both domestically and globally. The environmental consequences of climate change, both those already observed and those that are anticipated, such as sea-level rise, changes in precipitation resulting in flooding and drought, heat waves, more intense hurricanes and storms, and degraded air quality, will affect human health both directly and indirectly. Addressing the effects of climate change on human health is especially challenging because both the surrounding environment and the decisions that people make influence health. For example, increases in the frequency and severity of regional heat waves—likely outcomes of climate change—have the potential to harm a lot of people. Certain adverse health effects can probably be avoided if decisions made prior to the heat waves result in such things as identification of vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly and ensured access to preventive measures such as air conditioning. This is a simplified illustration; in real-life situations a host of other factors also come into play in determining vulnerability including biological susceptibility, socioeconomic status, cultural competence, and the built environment. In a world of myriad “what if” scenarios surrounding climate change, it becomes very complicated to create wise health policies for the future because of the uncertainty of predicting environmental change and human decisions. The need for sound science on which to base such policies becomes more critical than ever.
Sun and UV
Natural sunlight is important for good health. But too much exposure to the sun’s rays can cause skin cancer and eye problems. Being safe in the sun can go a long way in protecting yourself and your family.
There is no safe way to get a tan. Tanning beds and sun lamps are not a safe alternative. The more you use tanning beds and sun lamps, the greater your risk of getting skin cancer.
SUNBATHING HELPS HEAL CANCER OF THE SKIN.
Sunbathing helps heal skin cancer and does not cause skin cancer. Sunbathing does not cause wrinkling of the skin. Sunbathing helps heal wrinkles. Unfortunately those who develop skin cancer and/or wrinkles and also coincidentally sunbathe, have many bad habits that cause their skin cancer and wrinkles. Those who have wrinkling of the skin have poor skin tone. This poor skin tone causes the skin to wrinkle.
I have sunbathed nude almost every day, for many, many years, for several hours, and I have never developed skin cancer nor wrinkles.
Sunbathing helped heal the skin cancer of Dr. Harland G. Call. His "skin cancer was diagnosed by two M.D.1s, one of whom was a surgeon who recommended surgical removal". Call employed "sunbathing of the affected area. Within a short time, the skin cancer disappeared," after which he reported back to the M.D. who had recommended surgical removal. When the local M.D. "examined" him, "he confirmed that the skin cancer had disappeared without surgical removal."
A man had recurrent skin cancer. His cancer doctor recommended surgery. The cancerous man rejected undergoing surgery. Dr. John Ott wrote that he advised the man to begin spending time in the sun without his glasses or anything else between his eyes and the sunlight. After 5 months, his skin cancer completely disappeared.
Cancer is helped by sunbathing, writes Dr. Zane R. Kime. Kime writes that those who get more sunlight have less cancer. Sunbathing heals cancer by building up the immune system and increasing the oxygen in the tissues. Sunlight does not cause skin cancer. Healthy people do not get cancer and -unhealthy people do get it. Chronic sunburn combines with free radicals to cause skin cancer. Sunlight may change free radicals, dietary fat, cholesterol and deranged antioxidants via cooked foods into skin cancer. Under the influence of sunlight, these toxic foods are brought to the skin. Cooked foods have had their antioxidants, particularly vitamins C and E, reduced or deranged by cooking. The sources of free radicals are mainly dietary fat, especially polyunsaturated fats, but also fats and oils applied to the skin in suntan lotion and other cosmetics. Suppression of the 'immune system by drugs may be involved in skin cancer that is stimulated by sunlight. X-rays and chemotherapy cause cancer.
Skin cancer rates rising at record pace
Skin cancer rates are skyrocketing at a shocking pace… and the so-called experts are STILL blaming the sun for a problem manufactured right here on earth.
New studies show that non-melanoma skin cancers hit more Americans than all other cancers combined, and five times as many people as breast or prostate cancer.
Here’s how bad it is: Two million Medicare patients are treated for these skin cancers every year. Skin cancer cases shot up 77 percent between 1992 and 2006, and they’re still increasing by 4.2 percent annually.
With numbers like that, you’d think even the experts might start to admit that we’ve been approaching this all wrong.
Of course not — because those same experts are making a killing off all those procedures!
Just listen to the researchers behind one of these studies, which you’ll find in the Archives of Dermatology. They’re urging people to spend even less time in the sun — and to slather on even more sunscreen if they do dare venture outdoors.
Is anyone paying attention here?
If the sun was REALLY causing skin cancer, and if sunscreen prevented it, we’d be cancer-free by now. We’re already spending less time outside than ever, and wasting billions of dollars a year on needless, dangerous creams and lotions.
Meanwhile, just a couple of generations ago, we spent far more time out in the sun and ZILCH on sunscreen — and skin cancer was practically unheard of.
One study last year spelled out what I’ve been saying all along: People with the highest levels of vitamin D have the lowest risk of skin cancer. Sure, you can get some of that from a pill… but historically, most people have gotten their D straight from the source: the sun.
Sunscreen not only blocks the sun and stops the body from making vitamin D… but common ingredients in that gooey garbage have actually been linked to cancer, along with birth defects and sex problems.
Forget the experts — their bad advice created this cancer explosion. Get outside more instead… just use a little common sense and head indoors when your skin starts to turn pink, and you’ll be just fine.
More than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure and sunscreens are a key weapon in the arsenal against the disease. While sunscreens have improved dramatically over the past several years, there was a need to update the governmental regulations associated with sunscreens especially regarding the institution of a UVA test method and product labeling. Our knowledge of the dangers associated with UVA rays has grown significantly over the last few decades. We now know that UVA plays a very direct role in skin cancer comparable to that of UVB. Therefore, introducing a UVA test method will enable consumers to know how well the product protects against UVA rays as well as UVB rays. --Perry Robins, MD, President, The Skin Cancer Foundation
Sunscreen use actually causes cancer, it doesn't prevent it, says exhaustive scientific research
I've been saying this for years. Now the research is finally coming out to prove it: sunscreen use actually causes cancer, according to comprehensive new research published in the U.K.
There are two primary reasons why sunscreen causes cancer. First, and most importantly, the use of sunscreen blocks the skin from absorbing the sun's rays. That's what it's supposed to do, right? Yes, but in doing so, it also blocks the creation of all-essential vitamin D, the nutrient that the human body desperately needs to prevent as many as 25 chronic diseases. Notably: prostate cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis, schizophrenia and heart disease. (more...)
Sunscreen May Actually be Causing Skin Cancer
UV “baking beds” prove to be the first step toward the
If you’ve been with me for any length of time at all, you
already know how I feel about conventional medicine’s twisted
take on skin cancers – and sunscreen. Why, in just the last 4 or
5 months worth of Daily Doses, I’ve told you about how:
A DEFICIENCY – not an excess – of full-spectrum sunlight is
what’s clearly linked to melanoma (Daily Dose, 7/8)
Sunscreen may actually be CAUSING skin cancer, if the latest
statistics and case studies are any indication (Daily Dose,
The media intentionally misrepresents skin cancer’s prevalence
by lumping together the relatively rare malignant melanoma (NOT
sun-caused) and the common, easily cured basal-cell cancer -
which also isn’t PROVEN to be caused by sunlight exposure (Daily
Dose, 7/11) ...