Monday, 19 May 2014
Islanders are being warned to stay safe in the sun.
The chance of getting skin cancer in the islands is extremely high.
Skin cancer rates in the UK are now five times higher than they were in the 1970s, according to Cancer Research UK.
The people most at risk from skin cancer are:
* People who have lots of moles
* People who are very fair skinned - especially with fair or red hair
*People who have lots of freckles
*People who have a tendency to burn
Over 8 out of 10 melanoma cases in the UK are linked to too much exposure to UV rays from sunlight or sunbeds.
Cancer Research UK said, "Over the past couple of decades, more and more of us have been going abroad for two or three weeks a year for a holiday and to get a sun tan.
"The number of people getting melanoma has increased in the UK since it became popular to have a tan and go abroad for holidays.
"A study published in 2009 found that people who have regularly used a sunbed before the age of 30 have a 75% increase in their risk of developing melanoma."
The advice is:
* Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
* wear a t-shirt, hat and sunglasses
* Use a sunscreen with at least a factor 15 and a high star rating - use it generously and reapply regularly
Cancer Research UK say, "Doctors are unclear about how sunscreen affects your risk of melanoma.
"Some research studies have shown that using sunscreen does not reduce the risk of getting melanoma. It may even increase the risk. This may be because people wearing sunscreen sometimes stay longer in the sun because they think they are protected. So they actually get more exposure to ultraviolet light overall.
"But it is very important not to think that using sunscreen allows you to spend longer in the sun. You still have to be careful. Most people don't put enough sunscreen on."
Get advice on how to keep safe here.
Research has also looked at other medical conditions and melanoma risk. A study has found that people with asthma have a slightly lower risk.
"What The Article Above Doesn't Tell You"
In the 70's and 80's they started the panic about skin cancer and told everyone to cover up, put a hat on, wear a shirt, splash sunscreen lotion all over yourself. What they didn't tell us is that because our exposure to sunlight was so diminished our Vitamin D levels plummeted.
Vitamin D is vital for our health and is a great protector against cancer so they have inadvertently made us more susceptible to cancer through lack of Vitamin D.
They also tell us that going abroad on holiday each year is a factor! In my opinion that is just pathetic, but that's Cancer Research UK for you.
They drone on that using a sun bed before the age of thirty can increase your chances of developing melanoma by 75%. What on earth happens at the age of thirty to increase the risk to 75% ? What study are they referring too?
Next up they guess that sun screen may even increase the risk of melanoma because....
"because people wearing sunscreen sometimes stay longer in the sun because they think they are protected. So they actually get more exposure to ultraviolet light overall."
Of course, I don't suppose the fact that many sun screen lotions contain a substance called Retinyl Palmitate has anything to do with it? Neither does it surprise me that oxybenzone hasn't had a mention in their article above.
Do they make any mention of the nano-particulates that can be found in some lotions? Or a number of other harmful ingredients in these sun screen lotions that they advise we plaster all over our skin to protect us from melanoma!!!
To round off I have one small fact they have also neglected to mention to you, skin cancer can be cured in as little as three days with high grade hemp oil.
Is it any wonder they made Cannabis illegal?
Instead of believing the lies they feed you, go and do some honest research.