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Old 01-09-2009, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Balthisar View Post
Ah, yes, when I was young an unsophisticated I offered sunblock to a black sergeant, who laughed at me and said that it wouldn't really do anything for him.
His oncologist may be having the last laugh. Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to die of melanoma.

I wonder, though, does dark skin protect one from cancer-causing damage done by UV light? I should have asked about that during laser safety training, but it didn't occur to me thenů