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Skin Cancer Awareness Month Reminder: Obtain vitamin D safely through diet and vitamin supplements

 

Last updated 5/20/2020 at 5:24pm



NEW YORK CITY – Vitamin D is essential for strong bones and a healthy immune system. While a limited amount of the vitamin can be obtained from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, the suggestion that the best way to obtain vitamin D is through sun exposure is both misleading and dangerous.

The health risks of UV exposure – including skin cancer – are serious and well-documented. While many people have found their time outdoors severely limited because of COVID-19, some may misguidedly forgo sun protection completely in an effort to obtain vitamin D. Instead of damaging yo...



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