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how do you get a healthy dose of vitamin d in the sun without getting skin cancer?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
I think sun in moder: Ation is ok. But I am not a dermatologist. You should ask your family doctor. I do know that most people are vit d deficient.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
You may take an over the counter Vitamin D supplement and avoid sun exposure and lessen the risk of skin cancer.
Nov 20, 2012
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 36 years experience
Avoid extremes: Everyone's skin has a different threshold and level of sun sensitivity but in general sun exposure in moderation with burn avoidance should provide adequate vitamin d without undue risk of skin cancer.

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