Sun exposure and health
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Sun exposure and health

Paul Affleck Research nurse, Division of Genetic Epidemiology, Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, St James’ University Hospital, Leeds

This article discusses the current confusion regarding sun exposure. Having been told for many years to avoid the sun in an effort to prevent skin cancer, we are now being told that we may actually need to increase our exposure to sunlight to improve our health. Both sides of the debate are discussed and the information available is reviewed.

Nursing Standard. 19, 47, 50-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.08.19.47.50.c3926

Correspondence

paul.affleck@cancer.org.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review