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the Proof that Light Causes Cancer?
I have read
lots of accounts of sunbathing and UV lamps increasing the risk of
melanoma but none which quantifies the risks.
I would like to find the original source of any research as
obviously the quality and extent of any research varies.
Thank you. –Gordon W.
Response: I have, too — read
lots of accounts, that is. Lots
of us who aren’t librarians or chroniclers get embarrassed when asked
questions like yours. Of
course, scientifically obtained evidence is presumed to be behind claims
as old and long-lasting and accepted as “excessive exposure to UV
radiation from sunlight, et. al., can cause skin cancer.”
But I can’t pull the original source out of my back pocket.
similar exercises in college — research exercises — and how much time
Anyway, I made
a quick cyber trip to the National Cancer Institute (a part of the
National Institutes of Health) and found a page that may be a starting
doesn’t answer your question specifically, it cites a number of studies
and other references which, in turn, if they are properly penned
scientific research papers, will also cite references and previous
studies. This is the way, if I
remember correctly, to work one’s way back to original sources.
A pleasant alternative would be to hear from a FlakeHQ reader who REMEMBERS some original research — perhaps was even in on it — and is willing to share. Anyone? -Ed