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Can one get vitamin D toxicity from too much sunlight?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24616points) March 23rd, 2023

Vitamin D is created from sunlight.
Vitamin D is toxic in large amounts.
So I wonder?

Could excessive sunlight cause vitamin D toxicity?

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Caravanfan's avatar

Nope, but it does cause skin cancer.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Never and it is the best source of vitamin D. Skin cancer is your biggest concern. I still worship the sun and can’t get enough of it! I love a nice tan.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Too much sunlight causes skin cancer and overdosing of D3 (vitamin pills) can cause problems

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Thanks @all The thought popped in my head a hour ago. Thanks for being there for me.

gondwanalon's avatar

No but too much of the Sun’s harmful rays can kill you.

flutherother's avatar

You would be blackened to a crisp before that happened.

LostInParadise's avatar

I used to have eye problems with conjunctivitis in the summer. One time when I went to t the doctor, drops were put in my eyes that caused them to dilate. When I left the doctor, the sunlight seemed really bright. There was a simple remedy – sunglasses. I have never seen sunglasses recommended as a way to avoid conjunctivitis, but I started wearing them when I drive in the summer and have not had a problem in years.

JLeslie's avatar

@LostInParadise I think probably the glasses are just stopping you from touching your eyes or keeping bacteria away from your eyes when you’re around someone who is infected.

Whatever the reason, it’s good to wear sunglasses with UV protection to prevent cataracts and other damage to the eyes.

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