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If we get vitamin D from UV light, does that mean the high factor sunblocks we’re encouraged to use are detrimental to our health?
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Do sunblocks prevent us producing enough Vitamin D?
« Reply #1 on: 24/01/2012 16:40:54 »
We answered this question on the show...



I think that everything needs to be considered in a balance and there is a very good reason why sunblocks are recommended but common sense should be applied in using those as well. 
 I don't put the sunblock on before I go outside but I go first outside and only after being there for 10 or 15 minutes I apply the sunblock. I allow both some vitamin D synthesis in the skin as well as protecting myself from any excess in sunlight.
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