I am in Los Angeles, and the month is June. The D-Minder iPhone app says solar noon is at 1pm, and the sun is at 80 degrees. It says this is a UV rating of 11, and it says go out in the sun for max 1-2 minutes. I am a light skinned Caucasian. There are no clouds overhead.
Is 1-2 minutes really enough to get vitamin D?
asked byDavid_36 (20)
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on June 20, 2014
at 10:33 PM
My first instinct was to answer NO immediately, but I checked with a couple of docs just to be safe. Considering your light skin, you won't need quite as long as someone with an average amount of pigment; however, you'll still want to get at least 10 minutes, preferrably 15. According to these docs, if you're not burning the UV rays aren't causing you harm.