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Old 01-09-2009, 02:06 PM
Hazle Weatherfield is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: St. Louis
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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.

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
That's strange. I was under the impression that black people could, indeed, sunburn and needed to wear sunscreen every bit as much as light-skinned people.