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How much exposure to the sun gets you an appropriate amount of vitamin d?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: 10-15 minutes

During the spring, summer, and fall, 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm is sufficient for adequate vitamin d synthesis in light skinned individuals.
Individuals with darker skin require three to six times as much sun exposure as a light-skinned individual to achieve equivalent vitamin d concentrations. For white infants, 2 hours per week fully clothed with no hat.

In brief: 10-15 minutes

During the spring, summer, and fall, 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm is sufficient for adequate vitamin d synthesis in light skinned individuals.
Individuals with darker skin require three to six times as much sun exposure as a light-skinned individual to achieve equivalent vitamin d concentrations. For white infants, 2 hours per week fully clothed with no hat.
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Depends...

If you're fair skinned, experts say going outside for 10 minutes in the midday sun—in shorts and a tank top with no sunscreen—will give you enough radiation to produce about 10, 000 international units of the vitamin.
Dark-skinned individuals and the elderly also produce less vitamin d, and many folks don't get enough of the nutrient from dietary sources like fatty fish and fortified milk.

In brief: Depends...

If you're fair skinned, experts say going outside for 10 minutes in the midday sun—in shorts and a tank top with no sunscreen—will give you enough radiation to produce about 10, 000 international units of the vitamin.
Dark-skinned individuals and the elderly also produce less vitamin d, and many folks don't get enough of the nutrient from dietary sources like fatty fish and fortified milk.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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