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Note to Dr. Francesca Fusco, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, and educational spokesperson for The Skin Cancer Foundation: you're a dizzy, ignorant little "expert," aintcha? Is there such as thing as a healthy tan? Simply put, no. There is no degree of tanning, whether from natural sunlight or artificial light, like tanning beds, that can be considered safe. And yet, as we migrated out of Africa and into northern climes 60,000 years ago the ancestors of those white folk amongst us rapidly evolved lighter skin to absorb adequate vitamin D from less intense sunlight. And then there's this, the global epidemiology, of which I'm quite certain you're blissfully ignorant, since I'll bet your Foundation does quite well by the makers of sunscreen products (...and the more they profit, the more skin cancer). Well, fortunately, judging by the comments posted to your public display of ignorance and stupidity, I'm not the only one who thinks you an opportunistic miscreant and a menace to society and good health.

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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