Cancer Society says sunbathing isn’t necessary for Vitamin D

Sun bathing is not required in order to get enough vitamin D, according to the Irish Cancer Society.

The society’s comments come after a GP blamed the severe lack of sunshine in Donegal for the high number of people suffering from osteoporosis.

The Irish Osteoporosis Society recommends people spend 15 minutes a day in the sunshine without sunblock to get enough vitamin D.

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Kevin O’Hagan, cancer prevention manager with the Irish Cancer Society, says people shouldn’t stay any longer than this in the sun unprotected.