A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a drug that “mimics” sunlight to make the skin tan, with no ‘damaging UV radiation’ involved.
Why would they do this, you ask?
One of the researchers from the study, Dr. David Fisher, explains:
Our real goal is a novel strategy for protecting skin from UV radiation and cancer. Dark pigment is associated with a lower risk of all forms of skin cancer – that would be really huge.
Even though the drug is not yet ready for commercial use, eventually, the scientists want to combine it with sun-cream to give maximum protection from solar radiation.
It seems today that we live in a world that’s bombarded with paranoid messages about the dangers of the sun. Now, when faced with the fear of skin cancer, we’re told to slather on chemicals or just avoid the outdoors entirely when, ironically, the medications and baked-on chemicals are doing far more harm.
Consequently, in all of our perceived scientific “brilliance” we’re making a whole generation of people vitamin D deficient and afraid of the sun. But I digress…
You can read the full, ridiculous article here: Drug That Creates A ‘Real Sun-Tan’ Could Prevent Cancer