The purpose of the Sunshine Health Foundation is to bring you the truth about sun exposure and human health.
Insufficient sun exposure has become the nation’s second largest public health problem, accounting for 340,000 preventable deaths per year and millions of preventable cases of heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, autism, defective brain development of fetuses, eczema, psoriasis, myopia, macular degeneration, preterm birth, preeclampsia, maternal mortality, depression, schizophrenia and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
It has been caused by the migration of the workforce from outdoor to indoor work, the attractions of being indoors such as air conditioning, television, videogames and the internet, and in no small part to the incorrect and dangerous advice from health authorities telling the public that sun exposure is dangerous and should avoided to the extent possible, that sunscreen should applied on a daily basis, that school children should not go outside for recess on sunny days and that there is no health benefit from sun exposure that cannot be better obtained by taking vitamin D pills. Health authorities have also grossly overstated the risk of skin cancer and have given incorrect advice to the public on how to avoid skin cancer, and have completely ignored the needs of Black Americans as if they did not exist.
We believe our website provides the most complete and up to date summary of the science of sun exposure and human health existing anywhere in the world. It is more accurate and complete than anything you can learn from the World Health Organization, the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, the American Medical Association or any other medical association or governmental medical authority anywhere in the world, all of which appear to be fixated on outdated and incorrect 20th century science.
Click HERE to read a special message to Black Americans.
Sun Exposure Should Never Involve Sunburn.
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America's second largest public health problem is insufficient sun exposure. It's responsible for 340,000 preventable deaths per year, just behind tobacco and ahead of obesity.
The public needs to be aware of insufficient sun exposure risks and increase daily sun exposure to improve health.