Skin is a solar panel that makes many chemicals needed to stay alive and healthy.
People need to be outdoors in the sun 365 days per year southern latitude or high altitude.
MS, Cancer and other diseases linked to indoor lifestyle TV computers etc.
Liberal news media want you indoor watching TV Facebook but truth leaks out anyway.
Fog, smog filters out some needed sun ray wavelengths.
Too many clouds in Missouri
Much worse in Oregon Seattle NYC wall street canyons
Coffee marijuana is no substitute for sun
Sick white people often stay indoors working studying driving walking TV computer,
while healthy black people pick cotton or play ball on cheap outdoor parks, empty lots, city streets
Whites waste fossil fuels to fly or RV to ski or tropical beaches to get sunburns that destroy skin.
Whites live in expensive inflated cold dark northern cities such as NYC SF Seattle Chicago Boston Minneapolis
Too much sun in the summer and not enough sun in the winter.
Blacks live in poor southern rural areas with lots of healthy sun if they get outside to enjoy it.
Better balance of sun in winter and summer.
Tax whites and give money to blacks for equal opportunity for MS deadly skin cancer and other sun deficiency.
Move to Hawaii that has a good balance of sun in winter and summer about the same length of day and temperature
go to beach year round.
Lots of walkers join the crowd far from DC politics and other distractions.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world, and melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.
It affects about 2 percent of people during their lifetime on average, and rates are going up.
depend on your age, race, and where you live, determine your risk.
the sunniest places in America are not the places with the highest incidences of melanoma. Indeed, the state-by-state statistics may surprise you.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
the highest rates of melanoma are in some of the cloudiest states, like Washington, Oregon, and Vermont.
Rates are per 100,000 residents
3. New Hampshire—31.4
why do some of the cloudiest states have the highest melanoma rates?
The answer may lie in behavior differences by location, though we can’t draw a direct cause and effect conclusion.
Common advice is to apply sunscreen and wear protective gear when in the sun,
but many people don’t follow this advice on cloudy days.
Even so, harmful rays seep through the clouds and can cause skin damage.
Even on very cloudy days, as much as 80 percent of harmful UV rays can get through.
In locations with a lot of clouds, residents may be skipping on sun protection more often,
leading to higher exposure to UV rays.
Since people in cloudy climates don’t see the need to protect themselves from the sun often,
they may be out of the habit of doing so on sunny days as well.
Because these places are so cloudy, residents are more likely to be pale,
and on a sunny day may suffer more extreme sunburns as a result.
Tanned skin is still unhealthy skin and is a risk factor for melanoma,
but a greater risk factor is the number of severe sunburns over a lifetime.
What about Utah and Wyoming, though?
The role of race
What appears to be a trend in cloudy climates with high skin cancer rates may be the coincidence of two trends.
Most of the states with the highest rates of melanoma also have some of the highest concentrations of white people,
and white people are diagnosed with skin cancer far more often than other races.
In fact, six of the states listed above are in the top 10 in terms of white populations,
with eight in the top 20.
Interestingly, the state with the highest incidence of melanoma, Delaware, has the fewest white residents on the list.
The Whitest States
1. Vermont—95.3 percent
2. Maine—95.2 percent
3. New Hampshire—93.9 percent
4. West Virginia—93.9 percent
5. Iowa—91.3 percent
6. Wyoming—90.7 percent
7. North Dakota—90 percent
8. Montana—89.4 percent
9. Idaho—89.1 percent
10. Kentucky—87.8 percent
13. Utah—86.1 percent
18. Oregon—83.6 percent
28. Washington—77.3 percent
35. Delaware—68.9 percent