We’ve been on the planet for at least hundreds of thousands of years, working and playing all while taking in the sun’s rays. However, according to new research, not only are sunburns contributing to cancer, but tanning is also now a culprit. That’s right–if you happen to get a nice tan at the beach, melanoma may be creeping around the corner. At least that’s the claim by a group of researchers who have published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.
Sunlight has been demonized by the scientific community for as long as the media has existed. Those controlling the media know that not only does the sun increase beneficial levels of critical vitamin D in the body, but it is responsible for a diversity of biological mechanisms controlling everything from hormones to behavior.
Exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet light has been repeatedly shown to NOT be the cause of skin cancer. Scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported UVA exposure is unlikely to have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma over the past 30 years.