FDA’s Double Standard On Radiation
As reported by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer NaturalNews (5/13)
Feds Push For Mandatory Cancer Warnings On Tanning Beds (But Not Radiotherapy
Despite the fact that millions of Americans, both young and old, are grossly
deficient in vitamin D, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on a
crusade to fully discredit one of the best natural sources of this important
hormone besides natural sunlight exposure. According to reports, the FDA
recently unveiled a new proposal that would not only require stricter "safety"
warnings to be placed on tanning beds and sun lamps, but also prohibit their
use for people under the age of 18.
The agency's position is that tanning units, which utilize ultraviolet B (UVB)
radiation to trigger the production of vitamin D inside the body, are dangerous
and should be avoided. Parroting the talking points of the American Academy of
Dermatology (AAD) and others in the disease industry, the FDA insists that
people who use tanning beds have an elevated risk of developing melanoma and
various other forms of skin cancer, the rates of which have apparently
skyrocketed over the past 30 years.
But what this corrupt agency and various other mainstream groups are not telling
you is that exposure to UVB radiation at the right intervals, in the
appropriate amounts, and most importantly with optimal antioxidant levels in
the body, is perfectly safe. In fact, it is actually necessary for the body to
produce enough vitamin D to ward off a host of chronic diseases, including
conditions like skin cancer.
"Your body is designed to get the vitamin D it needs by producing it when your
bare skin is exposed to sunlight," says the well-respected Vitamin D Council. "The part of the sun's rays that is important is ultraviolet B (UVB). This is
the most natural way to get vitamin D."
What About Cancer Warnings For Fda-Approved Radiotherapy Devices?
Ironically, the FDA seems little concerned with the very real dangers associated
with radiotherapy devices, which are approved for the treatment of cancers.
These devices emit extremely high levels of harmful, ionizing radiation that
serve no beneficial purpose other than to kill cancer cells, as well as any
healthy cells that inadvertently get caught in the fray.
According to a chart compiled by the website InformationIsBeautiful.com, the
amount of radiation delivered by radiotherapy devices during highly-targeted
cancer treatments is up to twice the generally-recognized fatal dose limit of
10,000 millisieverts (mSv). In light of this, does the FDA plan to place
warning labels on these devices and advise young people under the age of 18 to
avoid exposure? What about x-rays, CAT scans, and other radiation-emitting
It seems that only tanning beds, which can be safely used in moderation, are a
target for the FDA. Even though healthy doses of UVB rays have actually been
shown scientifically to prevent the formation of melanoma, the cancer industry
and the FDA is saying the exact opposite, to the detriment of public health.