The vitamin D lowdown
2nd February 2016
A NEW position statement on optimising vitamin D production while minimising skin cancer risk has been endorsed by five medical societies.
Here are seven key points:
- When the UV index is below 3, no sun protection is needed (except for outdoor workers).
- A UV index at 3 or above demands full protection from the sun using a range of methods.
- UV awareness is easy with an app (www.myuv.com.au).
- When the UV Index is likely to be 3 or above, a few minutes of midmorning or midafternoon sun to arms and