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Pros and cons of suntans

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:132
  1. Douglas Carnall (
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    An article in this week's BMJ (p 114) argues that the risks of exposure to sunlight are small in absolute terms and are possibly balanced by its beneficial effects, a conclusion that “lay epidemiologists” (that's ordinary people) have reached already. People enjoy exposure to sunlight, like getting a tan, and, …

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