Charity Changes Choon.

Do go out in the midday sun urge health charities

Experts have overturned decades of advice by urging people to go out in the midday sun without sunblock – because the dangers of missing out on Vitamin D can outweigh the risk of cancer.

So the risk of skin cancer isn't as great as we have been lead to believe? Maybe it's because skin cancer can't be blamed on smoking. Speaking of smoking, why can't the endless hectoring charities do a u-turn on that one.

After years of ordering us to cover up to avoid skin cancer, a leading group of charities are now telling us to go out in the midday sun unprotected – at least for the first few minutes.

The change of heart comes as it emerges a large proportion of Britons are at risk from vitamin D deficiency which can lead to a host of health problems.

Reading that, doesn't mean a lot to me. I don't use sunblock, If I happen to be on holiday I will use a factor 5 lotion and not stay out too long. I don't sunbathe because it's more boring than golf, but walking round a town in the blazing sun, haggling over prices of fake merchandise can be quite invigorating.

I would feel much better if the above passage went like this:

After years of ordering us to smoke outdoors to avoid lung cancer, a leading group of charities are now telling us to go in to the pubs and light up – at least while having a beer.

The change of heart comes as it emerges a large proportion of Britons are at risk from nicotine deficiency which can lead to a host of health problems.

It's a wonder anyone listens to charities at all these days. Don't do this, you mustn't do that because it's bad for you. Now we have, actually we were wrong, you must do this or it will be bad for you. WTF?

Paranoia about sun exposure has become so great among some parents that doctors are even seeing a return of rickets in children – the bone disease that it was thought died out 80 years ago.

Ok, so not only do people listen to them but they follow their teaching so religiously that they put their children's health at risk. And from a medical complaint eradicated eighty years ago.

Muslims get rickets. It's because they cover themselves from head to toe and therefore get no sunlight. Surely the connection is there to make.

The "definitive statement" by seven leading health groups and charities, including Cancer Research UK, the National Osteoporosis Society and Multiple Sclerosis Society, is designed to clarify conflicting messages.

CRUK eh? The ban smoking in cars people? Unfortunately, this won't be big enough to discredit them.

It concluded that surrendering your body to the sun for 10 minutes should take place at midday during the summer months because that is when the sun is strong enough to trigger the body into making vitamin D

They don't like to admit defeat do they. 10 minutes? I wouldn't have bothered.

We would like to make it clear that this advice does not apply to skinny, pasty chavs. They should keeps their shirts on at all times when in public.

I added that bit

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