Greetings everyone! I realize that most people in the United States consider the natural outdoor sunlight to be the cause of skin cancer, but for a moment, can we consider the possibility that the dermatologists have gotten it backwards? Melanoma, as everyone must know by now, was the fastest growing cancer during the last two decades of efforts to avoid even more sunlight. Furthermore, consider for a moment that the United States population at one time was primarily a rural farming society and most people spent great amounts of time outdoors completely in the natural sun. But by the 1920's and 1930's, just a decade or two before the American Academy of Dermatology formed, America had lost its farming identity and was spending its time primarily indoors underneath electrical light bulbs emitting no ultraviolet light. In fact, the bone disease rickets became such a problem in schooled children that many started to artificially "fortify" foods with vitamin D. Unfortunately, the "fortified" foods did not address the needs of the skin, which can easily synthesize vitamin D in the presence of sunlight containing UVB wavelengths. Fair-skinned individuals are well known for their vitamin D deficiency, but they are also well known for their susceptibility to melanoma. Therefore, it seems reasonable that melanoma is a vitamin D deficiency disease of the skin. I have used similar arguments to demonstrate that basal cell carcinoma could also be a sunlight deficiency disease in the UVA spectrum, and that squamous cell carcinoma is a UVC-deficiency disease. You may find the full text of my explanation at my website: http://www.shoebusters.com Dermatologists are famous for their ABC rule of categorizing moles on the skin. Now they may have another ABC rule, that concerning deficiency in various wavelength components to the natural sunlight. I am extremely interested in all discussion concerning these ideas, and welcome any opinions, skepticism, comments, feedback or any questions, here in the newsgroups or directly to me. Thank you very much.