Staying Out of the Sun is Dangerous to your Health

Why is staying out of the sun dangerous to your health?

We’ve been told our whole lives that the sun causes cancer; it’s dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. And if we’re to venture out into its malignant rays, the only way to come out unscathed is to coat our bodies with copious amounts of “life-saving” sunscreen.

What if everything we’ve learned about sunscreen and sun safety is wrong?

The science is in.

  • Sun exposure does not cause cancer (it can increase the risk of melanoma, but other factors such as diet and lifestyle play a key role in skin cancer)

  • Sunscreen does not protect you from skin cancer. Studies prove its harmful chemicals are toxic and cancer-causing

As a matter of fact,

The Journal of Internal Medicine states:

Avoidance of Sun Exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality

Sunlight exposure and fair skin are major determinants of human vitamin D production. There is epidemiological evidence that all‐cause mortality is related to low vitamin D levels.

What is all-cause mortality?

Simply put, it is about the likelihood of dying from anything, any disease, accident, or act of violence.

Vitamin D deficiency causes many diseases.

According to J. Mercola, M.D., recent research shows that vitamin D improves survival outcomes for melanoma patients. And has a heightened protection against a number of internal cancers and other chronic diseases, including heart disease, which kills far more people than melanoma does.

Without adequate Vitamin D you put yourself at risk of:


Heart disease


Fatigue & aches

Lowered immune system

Muscle aches & spasms

Respiratory issues


Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia

Typical Sunscreen is Toxic

Do you use sunscreen? All those ingredients on the back of the label are probably not as safe or healthy as you’d like.

Oxybenzone, typically found in suntan lotion, is a hazardous material. The U.S. Pharmacopieal Convention’s Safety Data Sheet lists it as a health hazard and should not be used as a drug or on humans or animals.

Safer Sunscreen is Available

If you'd like to protect your skin from the sun's rays, please use the safest sunscreen available. And read our informative article about the hazards of sun protection and growing children. Rickets are on the rise once again due to dutiful yet misinformed parents.

*Each of these products are highly rated and have been thoroughly researched by scientists at the Environmental Working Group.

Babyganics Mineral Based Sunscreen

Baby Sunscreen Cream by Badger

Butterbean Original Formula Sunscreen

Dr. Mercola Natural Sunscreen

Enjoy nature’s “happy vitamin,” safely this summer.

Sources & Further Reading

Long-term Consequences of a Lifetime of Sun Avoidance

Sunscreens: The Ugly Truth

The Best Suntan Lotion (and the worst)

Bad Chemistry: How the Chemical Industry's Trade Association Undermines the Policies That Protect Us by Union of Concerned Scientists

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