Intended for healthcare professionals

Key information on safe sun and vitamin D

The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) and the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) have issued a statement about safe sun and vitamin D. ‘In the UK, people should try to get outdoors for ten minutes once or twice a day without sunscreen, which blocks the manufacture of vitamin D. If you are at high risk of skin cancer, you should obtain your vitamin D from diet and supplements rather than by further increasing your skin cancer risk.
Dermatology in practice 2009; 17(3): 26–26
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