Lack of sunshine causing alarming spike in health problems

(Natural News) A recent analysis of more than 100 studies finds that up to 70 percent of Americans are currently suffering from vitamin D deficiency. Data from the latest review also show that about 13 percent of all deaths in the U.S. can be associated with severe vitamin D deficiency. The researchers also stress that certain beneficial effects — such as the production of nitric oxide and other sun-related mediators — might be independent of vitamin D, and can only be obtained by exposing the skin to sunlight. Health risks associated with sunlight exposure can only be induced by sunburn or long-term exposure, the researchers added.

“The message of sun avoidance advocated by our government, and some within the medical community, should be changed immediately to a recommendation of regular non-burning sun exposure for most Americans. The sun is essential for life and should be diligently pursued in moderation, not avoided,” said study lead author Dr. David Hoel in an article published in

The researchers call on the federal government to require manufacturers of sunscreen lotions to put warning labels on their products, explaining that sunscreens may inhibit vitamin D production in the skin….

(Natural News) New research conducted at Lomonosov Moscow State University finds that sunscreen ingredients are transformed into cancer-causing chemicals when exposed to chlorine in swimming pool water. In effect, sunscreen plus chlorinated swimming pool water is a kind of “binary weapon” that produces cancer-causing chemicals right on your skin as you are swimming.

The chemicals created in this process have been linked to infertility, cancer and immune system damage. As Natural News reports:

In swimming pools that use copper salts to make the water look blue, this reaction is even worse. In that case, the sunscreen can break down into bromoform, a substance that has been linked to nervous system disorders, liver problems, and kidney problems.

Yes but if people are outdoors getting sunshine they might meet other people and discover that they have more in common with their neighbors than with their TV.

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