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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

The study that the company uses to prove that "scalar waves" give human skin the ability to "neutralize" UV rays is bunk, for a multitude of reasons. Instead of commenting on the ...
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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

In addition to the other excellent answers, which already show that the product is not to be trusted, I'd like to point out two more reasons why one should be worried about the "research" being ...
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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

While anything is possible, there is absolutely no reason to believe these claims, mostly because the claims don't make any sense scientifically. "Scalar waves" is a meaningless term, as ...
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Are US sunscreens less effective due to FDA regulations?

Do FDA regulations make US sunscreens less effective than international products? Unlike the EU, FDA regulations do not dictate standards or minimum requirements for UVA protection in sunscreen. Also ...
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Does Vitamin D created by sun exposure get washed off in the shower?

Breakdown of the claims There are a couple of claims contained together in this question. Vitamin D is formed on the skin (as well as in). Relatively large amounts remain on the skin or are secreted ...
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Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn

tl;dr- The collection of claims about "Harmonized Water" appear to be incoherent gibberish which prevents us from falsifying them ("not even wrong"). If this were a real product, a common chemistry ...
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Does glass allow UV-A rays to pass while blocking UV-B rays?

Summary: As a general rule, window glass blocks UVB while passing UVA. If the amount of UV really matters, then you need to look up the appropriate chart for the type of glass you really have. The UV ...
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Is it possible to get a suntan while wearing suntan lotion?

Yes, if you use sunscreen. No, if you use sunblock. Sunscreen absorbs an amount of radiation, but not all (sun protection factor is used to measure effectiveness): Sunscreen [...] absorbs or reflects ...
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Is vinegar a sunburn remedy?

There seems to be indeed not much done for this research on a definitively not patentable solution. Most online sources craving credibility for this claim mention the University of Pittsburgh. ...
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Do you need specialist filters to look at the sun?

This paper, for example, lists cases of solar retinopathy which suffered by people who were using glass (smoked glass, stained glass, sunglasses, etc.): Brit. J. Ophthal. (I969) 53, 534 Visual ...
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Does staring at the sun cause significant, permanent harm?

"Permanent damage to the retina has been shown to occur in ~100 seconds" Source: http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=3269 A similar statement: "sungazing at bright midnoon for 100 s can ...
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Does being near the surface of water increase the risk of sunburn?

Yes. From the UK's National Health Service: Snow, sand, concrete and water can reflect the sun’s rays onto your skin, and the sun is more intense at high altitudes. and as CPerkins commented, ...
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Does sunlight cause most of the wrinkles on our faces?

TL;DR: Skin is affected by exposure to UV irradiation from the sun and repeated exposure to harmful factors in the environment is noted to cause the typical photo aged skin having coarse wrinkles. ...
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Is it healthy to sunbathe without sunscreen?

This is not what the study said, but the in the part highlighted quite the opposite. Q: Is it healthy to sunbathe without sunscreen? Yes and no. Yes, for a short amount of time (depending on skin ...
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Is looking into a solar eclipse especially dangerous?

There is some truth behind this, according to Andrew Young, who cites numerous papers in his research: Thermal damage (not really a “burn”) is possible under conditions of a partial eclipse, when ...
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Does being near the surface of water increase the risk of sunburn?

No not at all. Being near-water decreases the chance of sunburn! From a light or UV scenario the claim is false and the NHS is incorrect. Now snow and white concrete are true. A common ...
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