Overexposure to sunlight is a major risk factor for skin cancer. But, underexposure may contribute to Vitamin D deficiency, which affects many in Britain. It’s important that people strike a balance when it comes to spending time in the sun.
More evidence is needed on the effectiveness of interventions for promoting benefits and/or reducing harm of exposure to sunlight. In its latest round of funding opportunities, the NIHR’s Public Health Research Programme is calling for research applications to help provide this. By evaluating the effectiveness of sun exposure interventions, public health commissioners will know which interventions can better inform and positively change the behavior of the public to enable them to stay healthy and safe in the sun.
This call for research applications hopes to address the evidence gaps identified in NICE’s guidance on sunlight exposure, which was published earlier this year (February 2016).
Find out more about this NIHR funding opportunity.
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