Insufficient Sun Exposure Called Public Health Problem By World-Renowned Scientists
Updated: May 2
Public health advice from the CDC and other health authorities to avoid sun exposure may be contributing to 300,000 premature deaths annually in the United States.
Scientists from the institutions listed below call for U.S. public health officials to cease advising the American public to avoid sun exposure and instead to encourage moderate non-burning sun exposure.
Leyden University in The Netherlands
University of Sydney in Australia
Medical University of South Carolina
University of Cambridge in England
Karolinska Institute in Sweden
University of Edinburgh in Scotland
University of Southampton in England
UC San Diego
University of Copenhagen in Denmark
University of Exeter in England
University of Kentucky
Queensland Brain Institute in Australia
Parker Institute in Denmark
Australian National University
University of Western Australia
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia
University of Manchester in England
Kings College in England
University of New Mexico
For the past 50 years, in the name of skin cancer prevention, the CDC has advised the American public to avoid sun exposure and to apply sunscreen daily even on cloudy days.
During that time, the incidence of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has increased by 300%, indicating that the CDC’s understanding of the relationship between skin cancer and sun exposure is incorrect.
Scientific discoveries in the 21st Century have shown that insufficient sun exposure has become the nation’s second largest public health problem after cigarette smoking.
The science of the relationship between sun exposure and human health is complex, but it is important for the public to know about it.
What you don’t know about sun exposure could ruin your life and even cause you to die prematurely.
Most of this science has been developed in the 21st Century and efforts to get the CDC to pay attention to it have fallen on deaf ears.