Experts available to discuss various effects of sun exposure

After many long winter months, Canadians are eager to get outside and enjoy the short and sweet season of warm summer sunshine. Although soaking up the sun can help us forget our winter blues, too much or unprotected exposure can have harmful consequences to your health.

As Canadians head outdoors to benefit from the sunny weather, experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are available to discuss the various effects of sun exposure.

Experts:

Happiness is a warm sun: Light exposure and seasonal affective disorder
Dr. Raymond Lam, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, BC)

Vitamin D deficiency and the risk of developing cancer: Is there a link?
Dr. Victoria Kirsh, CIHR-funded researcher (Toronto, ON)

Slap on that sunscreen! Sunlight's damaging effects to your DNA
Dr. Elliot Drobetsky, CIHR-funded researcher (Montréal, QC)

Watch your back: Skin self-examinations for individuals at high risk of melanoma
Dr. Annett Körner, CIHR-funded researcher (Montréal, QC)

Sunny days and harmful rays: Preventing sunlight-induced cancer
Dr. Régen Drouin, CIHR-funded researcher (Sherbrooke, QC)

Source:

 Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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