Exposure

There’s New Evidence on the Benefits of Sun Exposure

Last year, Outside contributing editor Rowan Jacobsen wrote a piece called “Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?” that undercut decades of advice from public-health experts and (more worryingly) my mother. The basic gist of the research he reported on: the risks of skin cancer, though real, are less serious than we think, while the benefits of sun exposure are far greater than we’ve realized. The piece went viral—but unlike a lot of viral content, it contained enough carefully argued science to make me seriously question my sun phobia.

One of the key planks of the argument in Jacobsen’s piece was that

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Babies’ Exposure to Household Cleaning Products Tied to Later Asthma Risk

News Picture: Babies' Exposure to Household Cleaning Products Tied to Later Asthma Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A crucial to your baby’s bronchial asthma possibility may be as shut as your laundry area.

Canadian investigate demonstrates that an infant’s publicity to household cleansing items in the very first handful of months of daily life is tied to heightened odds for bronchial asthma by age 3.

Infants may be particularly susceptible mainly because they “ordinarily expend 80% to ninety% of their time indoors, and are particularly susceptible to chemical exposures through the lungs and skin due to their higher respiration prices and common call with household surfaces,” in accordance to research

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