Posted on February 03 2016
Sun is a wonderful element of our solar system, and all you have to do to soak it up is step outside! Enjoying the sun should be part of your everyday agenda. Not only does it provide you with vitamin D, but it has so many benefits that you wouldn’t be able to live without. In fact, did you know that exposure to the sun, in moderation, can help you live a healthy life? That’s right, read more about how sun can help you to sleep deeply at night, enhance your mood and even lower your blood pressure. But do you know what else sun can do? Protect you from melanoma.
Pushing your thoughts about the sun to the side, it’s important that you understand exposure to ultraviolet radiation of short wavelengths (UVB) from the sun has been linked to a decrease in risk of developing melanoma in outdoor workers. Now, you may be thinking, “How is this possible? Doesn’t the sun cause melanoma?” Well, yes, melanoma can be caused by too much sunlight exposure, but when the study compared development of melanoma to indoor workers, they found that the workers had an increased rate of melanoma because of the minimal exposure to ultraviolet radiation and increased exposure to UVA light. UVA light is associated with skin cancer and skin damage. It’s also important to note that this study found that the workers were actually getting three to nine times less solar ultraviolet radiation exposure than the outdoor workers. This meant that the indoor workers had lower levels of vitamin D. And to make things a little more clear, it’s important that you understand indoor UV breaks down vitamin D3, which is obtained by exposure to natural sunlight. Indoor ultraviolet light breaking down vitamin D3 can increase your risk of melanoma.
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