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Byline: SADIE VAN GELDER
Facts of LIGHT
Ancient societies saw a solar eclipse as divine punishment, but blocking out UV light is now believed to cause the gods of anti-aging to smile upon you. A look at some sun history.
After studying sailors' skin, Paul Unna, a doctor in Germany, reports a link between sun exposure and skin cancer.
French chemist EugA[umlaut]ne Schueller (the founder of L'OrA[c]al) invents a sunscreen called Ambre Solaire.
The U.S. Army provides soldiers with "red vet pet," a sunscreen made of veterinary petroleum gel, although it is sticky and stains fabrics.