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Kiwi teens sizzle in the sun – In the News

John Kerr posted in on March 31st, 2016.

New Zealand teens are shirking sun-smart clothing and the grown-ups looking after them are not doing much better, according to new research.  The findings come from a study in which researchers surreptitiously monitored the sun protection efforts of over 1,200 students and 200 adult supervisors at a Dunedin school sport day. The University of Otago […]

Nz Herald: Why sunscreens may give a false sense of security

Peter Griffin posted in on January 20th, 2010.

The NZ Herald reports on why sunscreens may not be as beneficial, and protective, as generally thought. The article points out that many sunscreens do not block UVA, which (like the UVB they do block) causes genetic damage and sometimes cancer. In addition, high SPF sunscreens can block the body’s ability to make vitamin D […]

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