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(Kansas City)   Scientists now say most Americans not getting enough sun. Make up your damn minds already   (kansascity.com) divider line 64
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2006-06-06 09:02:01 PM  
Heh. Nice headline.
 
2006-06-06 09:07:38 PM  
Uh oh, does this mean Farkers now need to go outside once in a while?
 
2006-06-06 09:16:24 PM  
2006-06-06 09:07:38 PM Cadex
Uh oh, does this mean Farkers now need to go outside once in a while?


I hope not. We'll have to keep an eye out for pasty, yellow-eyed, temporarily-blind people wandering into roads, blinking in the face of the strange yellow thing in the sky.
 
2006-06-06 09:53:56 PM  
Just 20 minutes of sun 3 or so days a week....really makes a hellava difference...

I swear.
 
2006-06-06 10:04:18 PM  
Fear the Sun!
Fear not getting enough Sun!
Just watch/listen/read this so we can get advertising $!
 
2006-06-06 10:18:06 PM  
I like the headline. Very much!
 
2006-06-06 10:18:07 PM  
I get my radiation from my computer like a normal God fearing American. Now get off my lawn you damn kids.
 
2006-06-06 10:19:39 PM  
Love Doctors Rule www.wzzr.com listen live
 
2006-06-06 10:20:14 PM  
Well, Asian, Catholic, certain fans of an Elton John song, priests may bow down to this.

/exhausted
 
2006-06-06 10:21:06 PM  
For African-Americans, whose pigmentation reduces the effects of the sun, deficiency rates may be much higher.

"That's racist!!"
 
2006-06-06 10:21:33 PM  
sun, schmun.
hookers and blow made this country great.

Hookers and blow, I tells ya!
 
2006-06-06 10:21:45 PM  
How are we expected to get sun when we are anxiously awaiting the next trainwreck thread?
 
2006-06-06 10:24:18 PM  
Just take a damn vitamin D pill
 
2006-06-06 10:24:35 PM  
Do everything in moderation.
 
2006-06-06 10:25:10 PM  
I think she gets enough for all of us.

media.libsyn.com
 
2006-06-06 10:29:36 PM  
Both of my grandparents had skin cancer. As a result I avoid the sun like it's my job. I am pale as hell and I live a mile from the beach.

Looks like my pasty ways are not paying off. Time to lay outside till my skin peels and I look like I live in the south.
 
2006-06-06 10:30:40 PM  
Set one of these pictures as your desktop:
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=sun

Problem solved!

/be sure to turn the brightness on your monitor up really high
 
2006-06-06 10:30:50 PM  
Tell that to my ex girlfriend, pasty, who wouldn't be outside for 5 minutes without her spf 45. I can go to the tanning bed if I want, fark you biatch.

/still bitter
//biatch
 
2006-06-06 10:30:59 PM  
fear not vampires!

drink some milk, it has vitamin d in it

/I guess blood would too, but I dunno
 
2006-06-06 10:31:38 PM  
but I'm a Night Elf...
 
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2006-06-06 10:32:27 PM  
www.bubb.org

I was just going to post the Albino, but...
 
2006-06-06 10:34:27 PM  
For African-Americans, whose pigmentation reduces the effects of the sun, deficiency rates may be much higher.

Why do they say African American? It has nothing to do with being African American, it's about having dark skin, of any race.
 
2006-06-06 10:35:17 PM  
obligitory penny arcade reference:

Your star burns, I require frozen treats.
 
2006-06-06 10:38:15 PM  
I got skin cancer when I was 19 (fell asleep on the beach with a good book).

I can live with being pasty white if it means not having to smell my flesh being cauterized again after the afflicted skin is removed.
 
2006-06-06 10:42:08 PM  
I'm confused, do I stay in my parents basement or come out?
 
2006-06-06 10:44:02 PM  
But it burns us!
 
2006-06-06 10:48:03 PM  
My computer has UV lights in it, does that work?

/no wonder they add vitamin D to the cartons of milk
//dont let the schoolkids out for recess
///under florescent lights all day, need it from somewhere...
 
2006-06-06 10:51:14 PM  
Heresy!

MusicMakeMyHeadPound


You caught skin cancer at 19 after one long stint in the sun.
 
2006-06-06 10:54:17 PM  
Cyno01

Well, depending on the quality of those lights, you may well be getting a decent dose of UV by sitting around all day. The gas inside flourecent lights emits UV. The UV photons impact the coating on the sides of the tube, which then "floresces" and emits visible light. In case you ever wondered, that's why those bulbs aren't clear.

Why (and where) do you have UV lights on your computer?
 
2006-06-06 10:58:14 PM  
wohba.com

"Believe me, I know toasty..."
 
2006-06-06 11:06:45 PM  
That's good to hear--some people take the skin cancer worry just a touch too far. 10 minutes in the summer won't burn me, and I'm pretty light. Just about how long it takes me to mow the back yard.
 
2006-06-06 11:12:42 PM  
I just laugh my head off every time those scientists change their minds, AGAIN. I put my faith in the unchanging Word of God rather than the infinitely falliable word of man.
 
2006-06-06 11:14:22 PM  
Scary thought is that the crazies in img.fark.com are going to out-live us when we all get cancer and die.

/Good News: Plenty of Florida tags to come for years and years
//Bad News: Plenty of Florida tags to come for years and years
///Fark it, I'm moving tommorrow
 
2006-06-06 11:14:47 PM  
70.86.201.113
 
2006-06-06 11:19:59 PM  
not that anyone cares, but Dr. Hollick (the guy who supposedly had to resign from the Derm department at Boston University) was pushed out by the Derm people at Tufts (they share a derm residency program) not BU because they didn't want him telling patients it was ok to get sun exposure.
 
2006-06-06 11:21:03 PM  
Not enough sun? (probably not safe for lunch)
 
2006-06-06 11:26:58 PM  
-

Who is that supposed to be behind Vizzini? Is it Valerie?
 
2006-06-06 11:29:07 PM  
I have SPF 65 sunblock this year. Every year I try to find a higher number sunblock. Even as much as I wear, I still get sunburns if I don't really cover up and wear SPF fabric. When I was in Greece back in '96, I only had massive gobs of SPF 45 and a sunhat with SPF 30 material. Everything got burned, even the palms of my hands! I was so bright red that people were staring at me like I was an alien. ("Sorry, American, yes I'm not ill I'm just American, nothing more to see here, move along...")

I fear the sun. For it is terrible and bright and likes to cook me with fava beans and a nice chianti. ::shudder::
 
2006-06-06 11:36:05 PM  
img452.imageshack.us
 
2006-06-06 11:36:11 PM  
2006-06-06 11:29:07 PM Speedy_Declipsed


I have SPF 65 sunblock this year. Every year I try to find a higher number sunblock. Even as much as I wear, I still get sunburns if I don't really cover up and wear SPF fabric. When I was in Greece back in '96, I only had massive gobs of SPF 45 and a sunhat with SPF 30 material. Everything got burned, even the palms of my hands! I was so bright red that people were staring at me like I was an alien. ("Sorry, American, yes I'm not ill I'm just American, nothing more to see here, move along...")


Don't come to New Zealand then. In summer, I burn much quicker here than anywhere I've been to on the equator, thanks to the Antarctic ozone depletion.
 
2006-06-06 11:45:46 PM  
No wonder those hobbits looked so sweaty all the time.
 
2006-06-06 11:48:37 PM  
2006-06-06 11:45:46 PM Scrotar
No wonder those hobbits looked so sweaty all the time.


That's more because they're randy little bastards. You sit still for a while here, and before long you'll have a hobbit humping your leg. Many people here have pet orks, just to chase the little blighters away.
 
2006-06-06 11:50:39 PM  
I wonder if the amount of melanin in your skin is the only factor in whether or not you burn easily. I'm pretty pale, I haven't seen him, but I'm guessing as pale as "speedy_declipsed" but while I do burn, it isn't as easy as you'd think. (never through a shirt, never with any sunscreen, can tolerate UV rays unprotected for a good while.) So, to any medical folk out there, I have studied enough chemistry to know that there are many substances that absorb UV but not visble light (duh, any sunscreen would be like that), but I wonder if it is possible that some people might produce such substances in their skin? Like natural sunscreen? If so, I may need more sun than my skin tone would suggest.
 
2006-06-06 11:53:36 PM  
I'm convinced that these sun and skin studies assume one type of white skin.

The ones that say stay out of the sun are either intended for the pastiest bastards on the planet, or are over-reactionary.

THe ones that tell you to lay in the sun for ever, those are probably assuming very dark skin...or the study is done by retards who don't know the physics of radiation.

Either way, I never put much stock in them. I've got medium Italian skin so I can sit out on the beach all day with nothing more than a #8 sunscreen. If I start to get a little too done, put on the 15.

Meanwhile there's my wife's family: half don't put any sunscreen on because that's "not manly". I hope they don't get mad when I refuse to pay their hospital bills later in life because it's more manly for them to just suffer through the skin cancer.

The other half wear #150 out of paranoia, never get a tan, look at me and get disappointed around Otober. Then again, if they used an 8, they'd look like they just stepped out of the microwave.

/didn't RTFA
//now I'm wanting to go to the beach
 
2006-06-06 11:58:58 PM  
i6.photobucket.com

"Great tan, ma!"
 
2006-06-07 12:01:32 AM  
Vitamin D even lowers the odds of developing autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and type I diabetes, some researchers say.

Erm, I'm no doctor, but shouldn't that read Type II diabetes instead of Type I, given the fact that one is born with Type I and Type II is developed?

I've always been very vigilant about wearing sunscreen, maybe a little sun here and there...I think tommorow I'll cautiously edge out into the light and stand there blinking for a while. Especially since type II diabetes runs in family.
 
2006-06-07 12:16:05 AM  
I do my sun from 8:30 to 9:30 and after 30 days I'm as dark now early June as most ppl will be in Aug..with no peeling
/ Layers ppl, Layers like an onion..
 
2006-06-07 12:23:11 AM  
Eggs are good... eggs are bad... no, wait... over-easy please

Alcohol is good... alcohol is bad... err... we'll get back to you when we sober up

Sun is bad... sun is good... well, we're a little baked, so you're on your own

Cheeseburgers provide adequate sustainance... but not when you eat 8 of them in one sitting. Some of the unhealthiest people I know are the ones that recite all sorts of crap about what's good and bad for a person.

Ever notice that scientists live about as long as the rest of us? Go figure...

-Wood
 
2006-06-07 12:24:59 AM  
MinnesotaJack

Jeebus man, I was just going to get something to eat.
 
2006-06-07 12:34:31 AM  
I always find this kind of thing amusing. Every time someone discovers or theorizes some putative connection between exposure to something and some outcome (like the current view of sun exposure and skin cancer), the automatic result is an immediate and irrational overreaction (OMG! sun exposure might cause cancer, must hide underground and become a morlock! ).

Overreaction (on both sides) and failure to moderate is what does the damage, not the mere fact of some exposure. The mere fact that solar exposure causes the body to generate vitamin D (if not other things as well) tells me that some solar exposure is an integral part of human nature.
 
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