Saturday, June 9, 2007

HELIOPHOBIA

While the old Greeks valued the Sun so much that they named their country after it, many of today's mainstream "scientists" seem to think that sunshine ("UV exposure") is nothing but a health risk and the best we can do is avoid it altogether.
At current rates, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.
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UVB rays are stronger in the summer, but UVA rays are constant year-round. This means sun protection is a year-round responsibility.
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Everyone, regardless of outdoor activity, skin type, or age, should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen or sunblock with SPF 30 or higher- everyday.
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Sunscreens and sunblocks should be reapplied at a minimum of every two hours
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Save the skin you are in... If sunscreen is not applied properly, it cannot do its job of protecting your skin and saving your life.
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There is no such thing as a healthy tan. A tan means skin damage.
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even when you are in your car or your house, the sun could be doing harm to you.

Taking this to its logical conclusion, the healthiest way to live would be to stay in a bunker deep under the ground all the time and apply sunscreen five times a day, just to be sure. And, of course, always wear UV-protective sunglasses!

Am I the only one seeing something wrong with that picture?