heliophobic


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heliophobic

(ˌhiːlɪəʊˈfəʊbɪk)
adj
fearing or unable to withstand sunlight
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While public awareness about the importance of vitamin D has increased in recent years, much more needs to be done, a concerted, and sustained, educational campaign should be led by endocrinologists to encourage sunlight exposure through healthy, socially acceptable, outdoor activities, we must shed our heliophobic habits to take advantage of the abundant sunshine given to us by nature.
The heliophobic habits of South Asians (staying indoors, using sunscreens, and preference for skin covering clothes) do no good to our skeletal and non-skeletal health.