Summer sun advice


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horizon
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Re: Summer sun advice

Postby horizon » 14 Jun 2019, 5:02pm

bikercolin: did you have a point regarding this?
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg. (G. M. Trevelyan)
PS I always wondered why the YHA HQ was called Trevelyan House. :)

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Re: Summer sun advice

Postby bikercolin » 14 Jun 2019, 7:49pm

Im allways looking out for good advice, following Maiignant Melonoma with disfiguring surgury and five years of follow up treatment.
Throughout this time I have come to see us as a high risk group, meeting other cyclists with skin cancer at my follow up appointments.

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Re: Summer sun advice

Postby horizon » 14 Jun 2019, 8:40pm

Thanks for that and sorry to hear about your melanoma.
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg. (G. M. Trevelyan)
PS I always wondered why the YHA HQ was called Trevelyan House. :)

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Re: Summer sun advice

Postby Pastychomper » 25 Jun 2019, 10:36am

I use a fair bit of sunscreen and don't want to sound like I'm dismissing the importance of protecting one's self, but the blurb under Myth 6 seemed odd, to say the least.

The point that "Some studies have found that tans only offer protection equivalent to using factor 3 sunscreen" was linked to a single study in which volunteers were all tanned to the same level using UV lamps, and that level was found to be equivalent to factor three. The author might as well have argued that sunscreens only really offer factor 3 protection, and linked to a study comparing several factor 3 sunscreens.
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