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November 1992

Sun Protection and Vitamin D Status in Infants-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Dermatology
Cancer Prevention Research Unit Yale University School of Medicine 500 LCI PO Box 3333 New Haven, CT 06510-8059
Cancer Prevention Research Institute 36 E 22nd St New York, NY 10010
Charles R. Drew Medical School 12021 S Wilmington Ave Los Angeles, CA 90059

Am J Dis Child. 1992;146(11):1260. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160230018006

In Reply.—Our study protocol implied that we were focusing primarily on sun exposure during the summer season. The summer season was chosen because an estimated 80% of sun exposure in the northern latitudes occurs during the spring and summer.1

We appreciate the attention drawn to the need to combine our recommendation for a decrease in unprotected sun exposure with the administration of supplemental vitamin D to breast-fed infants living in northern latitudes during the winter season.

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