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Chris.warren@science.org.au. (2016, September 7). The immune system explained. Curious. Retrieved November 9, 2021, from https://www.science.org.au/curious/video/immune-system-explained

Background: This video explains the way the immune system operates. It uses an example of a virus introducing itself into the body, then in Laymen’s terms, begins to show how the body defends this attack, as well as learn from it.

How i used it: I used this source to explain the way the immune system will react and adapt to foreign entities. I used a virus as an example similarly to the video. I eventually related this example back to the way the body reacts to the suns rays and how similar the reactions are.

Waxman, E. (2018, July 18). Feel the burn? explaining the science of Sunscreen. UChicago Medicine. Retrieved November 9, 2021, from https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/health-and-wellness-articles/explaining-the-science-of-sunscreen

Background: The article includes many sections that explain sunscreen such as, how to wear it, what spf is and which one you should use, how it should be applied, the scientific type of sunscreens, (etc.). The article give a simplified yet, in depth explaination of what sunscreen is.

How i used it: In my writing, I used this source minimally. I only used the section that tells you how to apply the sunscreen. I explained that sunscreen is not often used in the way they listed, applying 15-30 minutes before sun exposure.

How does melanin protect the skin? melanin skin and the melanin function. BloqUV. (2019, September 16). Retrieved November 9, 2021, from https://www.bloquv.com/blog/how-does-melanin-protect-the-skin-melanin-skin-and-the-melanin-function/

Background: This article is explaining what Melanin is. Melanin are cells that give our skin pigment. this function protects the skin from the sun. The post explains this function and other things such as sun protection and the dangers of the sun.

How i used it: I used this source in a section of my paper where I am explaining the body’s natural defense to the sun’s harmful rays. I illustrate what Melanin is and what its function is, which I had learned from the article. I chose to ignore the sun protection and dangers part due to the fact that I explain my own version of sun protection.

Nall, R. (2019, April 1). What are the benefits of sunlight? Healthline. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/benefits-sunlight#_noHeaderPrefixedContent

Background: Healthline made this post on their website which highlight the beneficial effects of sun exposure. It depicts the mental and physical benefits that our body’s can obtain from the sun. The article creates the clear picture that sun exposure is indeed goo dfor you.

How i used it: I use this article in synthesis with another source in that the way sunscreen works, it blocks the skin from experiencing any sunlight. This in turn means that all the mental and physical benefits of the sun will be missed. This is an effort to bash sunscreen.

MD Anderson Cancer Center, & Bramlet, K. (2020, February 4). How does sunscreen work? MD Anderson Cancer Center. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/how-sunscreen-works.h27Z1590624.html.

Background: The article by MD Anderson Cancer Center defines the science of sunscreen. It explains the two main types of sunscreen, chemical and physical, and how they are different. The text states that both of these type do not allow the sun’s rays to pass through. In addition, it is mention that they are often used to together in many products as a compound.

How i used it: In my paper, I managed to show how sunscreen completely shields you from the sun. I explained that this is concerning because it makes your skin weaker and disallows the beneficial rays to be absorbed.

Boost the immune system. University of Maryland Medical System. (n.d.). Retrieved October 25, 2021, from https://www.umms.org/coronavirus/what-to-know/managing-medical-conditions/healthy-habits/boost-immune-system.

Background: This is an article that is giving advice to people on how to strengthen the immune system. It shows examples of good practice for your immune system as well as boosters such as probiotics. All of the examples will help your immune system grow stonger.

How i used it: Instead of medicine that replaces your immune systems function, I made the readers understand that strengthening your immune system is much more beneficial to your overall health. I advised in favor of the techniques and strategies in the article.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2021, February 11). Lasting immunity found after recovery from covid-19. National Institutes of Health. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/lasting-immunity-found-after-recovery-covid-19. 

Background: This source showed studies of people who had long lasting immunity after contracting the carona virus. The body fought off the virus and remained ready to face the virus again long after. The body developed antibodies of the virus.

How i used it: In my paper, I used this article of an example on how the immune system works. Once you go through the “practice” the body familiarizes itself with the virus and will know what to do instantly if it were to introduce into the body again. I related this example to the sun’s rays, by say the sun’s rays are to melanin as the virus is to antibodies.

Heather L. Brannon, M. D. (2019, June 19). How melanocytes defend your skin against UV rays. Verywell Health. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-melanocyte-1069513.

Background: Another article that explains how the body reacts to the sun through the “melanin technique.” They explain that melanocytes produce the melanin when needed.

How i used it: This source, in addition to another similar source, was used to further explain what melanin is and what its purpose is.

Sun Care Products Market Size, share & covid-19 impact analysis, by product type (sun-protection, after-sun, and tanning), form (lotion, Spray, Stick, and others), SPF (0-29, 30-50, and >50), distribution channel, and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027. Sun Care Products Market Size, Share | Industry Report, 2020-2027. (n.d.). Retrieved November 16, 2021, from https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/sun-care-products-market-103821

Background: This is a study on how the sunscreen market has performed over time and presently. The current value of the market is listed at $4.19 Billion. It also shows that the market will continue to grow.

How i used it: I informed the readers of the value of the sunscreen market. I used this information to show that company have a lot of money to market their products deceivingly so the market continues to grow in value. It is hard to refute this considering the paid promotions they will feed consumers.

Isguven, S. (2012, May 9). How does sunscreen protect you? cropped-YSM-Wordmark-Only-Black-High-Res.png. Retrieved November 16, 2021, from shorturl.at/bctGR

Background: Yale Scientific is another source that explains the way sunscreen works. Sunscreen blocks the sun’s rays with both physical and chemical compounds.

How i used it: This is another credible source that helped me define sunscreen and how it works. I made sure that the readers understood how sunscreen works to be able to move on to my point of blocking the sun completely from the skin is not healthy.

Sunscreen. The Skin Cancer Foundation. (2021, May 28). Retrieved November 16, 2021, from https://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-prevention/sun-protection/sunscreen/ 

Background: The post informs about sunscreen. Tells why you should use it, what kind you should use, how it is used, and what it does.

How i used it: I used this source solely for the one of its sub links it included. That source is listed in the resources.

The New York Times. (2010, June 23). Sunscreen: A history. The New York Times. Retrieved November 16, 2021, from https://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/24/fashion/24skinside.html 

Background: This is a timeline of how sunscreen came to be. Originally introduced in the 1940’s, sunscreen was FDA approved in the early 1990’s.

How i used it: I use this source in synthesis with another source to explain that since sunscreen became widely used the skin cancer rates have only gone up. This nullified the argument that sunscreen prevents cancer.

Melanoma of the skin – cancer stat facts. SEER. (n.d.). Retrieved November 16, 2021, from https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/melan.html

Background: The study shows cancer rate data dating back to 1992. A chart is shown that clearly shows the upward slope of cancer rates since 1992 up until 2019.

How i used it: I use this source in synthesis with another source to explain that since sunscreen became widely used the skin cancer rates have only gone up. This nullified the argument that sunscreen prevents cancer.

Ask the expert: How much sunscreen should I be using on my face and body? The Skin Cancer Foundation. (2020, December 2). Retrieved November 16, 2021, from https://www.skincancer.org/blog/ask-the-expert-how-much-sunscreen-should-i-be-using-on-my-face-and-body/ 

Background: This post told readers how to apply sunscreen properly. It also states that the majority of sunscreen users do not apply it correctly.

How i used it: I explained that since a majority of consumers use this product improperly it in turn makes the product majorly ineffective. Therefore, when applying the sunscreen incorrectly, all you’re doing is letting the skin grow weaker while still reaping the harmfulness of the sun.

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