Beach Walk 673 – Sunlight and Skin Cancer

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You know I like to present the other side of the coin frequently, and today this regards the blind allegiance to sunscreen and fear of the sun that has been commercially developed over the past decade. “There’s ample research”:http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/sunlight-cuts-risk-of-many-cancers-397450.html that sunlight also prevents skin cancer, and the increase in skin cancer actually correlates nicely with the increase in sunscreen! You can hear my “watch my first treatise on this here”:http://www.beachwalks.tv/2006/04/28/beach-walk-67-sunscreen-skin-cancer-hmmm/, just keep in mind I shot and edited that myself, and it’s a little long. The info is still good though! I hope you hop over – there are a lot of good links in that post!

For the locals; I shot this at the boat ramp. Hard to understand how we have lost so much sandy beach front in only 2.5 years.

Hawaiian word:
Lā: _sun_
Mālamalama a ka lā: _sunlight_

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Comments

  1. I think the new video for today has a different title but has not been changed from yesterday’s pronoun video? Ooops. And where I understand that Shane is tired of editing the same beach scene, it is BEACH walks with Rox, right? I miss hearing the waves. Thanks for the good work and keep walking!

  2. @Darlene from SC – Thanks! I fixed it. Ive been trying to tighten up my posting process and looks like I still have a few leaks to patch. :-)

  3. Not a problem. I love your messages wherever they occur….but of course I prefer the beach. Take care and keep walking.

  4. - Another on itunes that didn’t sync with the ipod (just letting you know that it might be grabbing the wrong one again)

    - Related to sun, researchers are also finding that the average sunscreen is bleaching coral reefs. http://www.terradaily.com/2007/080523122129.bo9ba5na.html
    http://green.yahoo.com/blog/greenpicks/164/spread-the-word-sunscreen-safety-basics.html

    I’ve become a big believer that moderate amounts of sun (pretty much any amount as long as you don’t burn) is a good thing for your body and overall wellbeing. And unless I’m going to be outside a lot in one day I don’t use sunscreen anymore.

  5. Buddy 'Friendly' Wachenheimer says:

    Sunlight is natural. Sunscreens are man-made. Enough said.

  6. Where did my comment go? Did it get deleted because of the links? It had info on sunscreen bleaching coral reefs…

  7. The reefs at Waikiki might be a good study re sunscreen damage.
    Snorkeling there is truly disappointing ; brown scum-covered coral, few fish.

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