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The Benefits of Sunbathing

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From: Skin Deep

The Benefits of Sunbathing

Short | 03:00

Lighter skin tones don't protect as well against the sun's harmful rays, but in climates with less direct sunlight, letting in more UV rays can actually be a benefit to your health.

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Skin color both unites and divides us. For centuries, it has been used as a marker of race, but groundbreaking research is changing the way we see ourselves, and each other. Join anthropologist Nina Jablonski and scientists around the world as they uncover the intricate relationship between our pigment and our environment. We reveal how the world's sepia rainbow of skin color is an adaptation to the sun's UV rays and our diet. Exposing the fact, that in a time of mass migration, we must address the mismatches between our color and our new surroundings.

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