TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - For years the sun has gotten a bad rap and after
playing a major role in human evolution through vitamin D production it can no
longer be ignored; the time has come for the message about sunlight to shift
to a more reasonable place.
Doug McNabb, President of Fabutan was in Toronto today calling on the
Canadian Dermatology Association to modify their messages about the sun.
Did you know?
- Sunscreen companies have claimed sunlight puts people at risk for
skin cancer. The truth is according to the Canadian Cancer Society
no more Canadians are dying now than 20 years ago.
- Dermatologists are promoting the message that people are dying from
being exposed to the sun. However, the Canadian Dermatology
Association gets $5,000 for each sunscreen product being able to use
their logo - there are more than 100 of such products all listed on
the CDA website.
- Without the sun, life would not exist. Vitamin D production is
directly linked to sun exposure and recently it has been
scientifically demonstrated that we need more than originally
thought. Unfortunately for six months a year, Canada's northern
geographic location means there is little vitamin D produced. Now
for the good news. Responsible indoor tanning increases vitamin D
production - in fact, one tanning session can provide up to
10,000IUs of the vitamin.
To acknowledge the sun's contribution to human evolution, Fabutan is
hosting its first ever National Sun Day, Nov. 18.
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For further information:
For further information: Doug McNabb, (403) 816-1925 or