234 Pink Cheeks & Parasols: The White-Centricity of Sun Exposure Guidelines

We are discussing a fascinating article this week that reveals controversial information about the benefits of sunlight on skin, and how the guidelines we follow are, well, pretty damn racist.

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Nichole stumbled across an article about controversial research that proves the sun is our friend. The article talks about, amongst other things, how our sun exposure guidelines are made for the pastiest among us and our not conducive to optimal health in those with high melanin. Similar to food guidelines, sun exposure recommendations center whiteness. Main article Additional research
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