WTF: African American Incidental UV Transfer

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October 5, 2015

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My intentions were to post information on the use of sunscreen for African Americans and why it’s necessary and I’m just blown away by an interesting and apparently bogus diagnosis that I ran across in the interim called African American Incidental UV Transfer. I’m sure that no one has ever heard of this, and the reason being is that there’s no medical research to prove it exists. It’s so ridiculous that it’s more than just a hoax it’s a straight joke. Talk about some people needing psychological therapy.

According to Dr. Mark Skinner, African American Incidental UV Transfer (AAIT) is the direct result of global warming and the increased amounts of ultraviolet light penetrating the ozone. He somehow believes that the latest studies find that 7 out of 10 cases of Workplace Dermatitis affecting fair skinned people are the result of AAIT; and, 3 of 5 fair skinned persons, who work with African Americans, will acquire some type of skin disorder.

According to Dr. Mark Skinner, WAYS TO PREVENT AAIT

  • Always keep a good name brand sun screen on your person. Apply it in the morning before going to work and before any meeting you may have with African Americans;
  • At the first sign of itching or redness of skin, reduce your exposure to African Americans in your work environment and consult your dermatologist or health care practitioner; You may also want to talk to your supervisor or human resource department about relocation of your office space if you work next to or in areas with high populations of black co-workers;
  • Always wash your hands, face, neck and ears (exposed areas of your body) after shaking hand or being in close proximity with blacks. Also, always reapply sun screen to open areas before reentering your workplace; Also keep personal cleaning supplies in your work area. Always clean your keyboard and other workplace tools and utilities that may be used by or become exposed to African Americans;

The extremes some people go through to express their hate for black people is really sad.

Listed below are stories taken from a number of sources regarding people (or maybe just one person???) who claim they have been diagnosed with AAIT:

1) I do not have a history of skin cancer in my family and recently, after relocating to an racially diverse community and beginning employment in a more racially diverse workplace had a first bout with a simple squamous cell carcinoma (which was removed) and, too, began experiencing spontaneous rashes, striking similar to actina keratoses. My relocation is the result of needing to be nearer to the downtown district. The rashes have become so frequent, I began documenting their occurrances. The only common denominator I was able to reduce the flare ups to is their occurrance when in the presense of (most often) blacks but sometimes too hispanics. Immediately it did occur to me that my symptoms and illness was a result in some way to my relocation and integration in to the more culturally diverse setting. To cut to the chase, I’ve been reading on African American Incidetntal Ultraviolet Light Transference (AAIT) and recognize it as what’s been affecting me. I discussed this at legnth with my dermatologist and he too confirmed my fears. This is a very unpopular topic; and the only protection and reccommendations currently are to use sunblock and to attempt to reduce exposure to African Americans in the workplace. Speaking only in confidentiality, my dermatologist said the transference is a result of increased amounts of ultraviolet light making it through the ozone and that blacks are “leaking” portions of uv light that their skin usually absorbs. He said it early tests are showing that while they are still absorbing it (uv light) they are not releasing it all as heat (which is the normal process) but portions of it are being released as ultraviolet light.

2) I’ve been diagnosed with melanoma due to the African American Incidental (UV) Transference (AAIT). Avon Lake has such a small percentage of blacks I was surprised AAIT has any relevance here. My dermatologist said, howver, that small percentages of blacks actually generate greater levels of ultraviolet light. I have spoken to several others who have skin cancers or dermatitus due to AAIT and am looking for a local support group.

3) People need to know the risks of getting skin cancers through African American Incidental UV Transference (AAIT) too. The rate of skin cancer from it is much higher than that from tanning beds. While it’s most common in the workplace, it also affects fair many fairskinned people in their home and school environments. My skin cancer and rashes were diagnosed as a direct result of AAIT. Since being more careful about who I let in my personal space at work and increasing my daily application of sun blocks, I’m living more comfortably. It is unfortunate but there are some people who do have these allergies to people of other races; and I am one of them. I’m just glad people are starting to talk about it so we can protect ourselves. I’m also hoping you can publish something on what sun screens provide the best protection from AAIT. It is not about race, it’s about health.

4) In my last exam, my dermatologist said my melanoma was caused by a thing called African American Incidental UV Transference (AAIT). I purchased a considerable amount of ointments and medicines to treat but am reading it may not actually exist. I visited a second dermatologist who confirmed that the shape and color of my melanoma are consistent with AAIT; so, I am confused.

5) Don’t forget that black people are the leading and true cause of skin cancers and melanomas among fairskin people. Yes, black people cause skin cancer and kill. As is being said: this is not about race; it is about health. My dermatologist confirms it IS neccessary to always apply sunblock on exposed areas of your body and wipe off your desk or keyboard whenever black people have touched them. The African American Incidental (UV) Transference is the leading cause of skin cancer and melanoma among us. I see this as the biggest issue of our day.

THE MOST SENSIBLE RESPONSES TO THESE IDIODIC CLAIMS:

– Humans DO NOT generate ultraviolet light. There is no such condition as AAIT. there are no Dr’s that would diagnose as such. There is no cancer research center that recognize any such condition. You have been leaving this type of post across the internet on stories regarding melenoma. It has been at times your wife, daughter or yourself diagnosed. Occasionally ending in a tragic death from the cancer caused by black people. You are the worst of what humanity has to offer. Skin cancer affects people of all races, and to make the ridiculous and outrageous claim that black people are somehow a cause for cancer shows you for the intolerant and bigoted individual you are. Not once in all your posts do you provide the name of a doctor, or research institute to support your claim.

– There’s no ICD-9-CM code for it and the American Academy of Dermatology hasn’t heard of it, either. A google on the term produces a few hits, all on non-medical sites and all having remarkably similar language, likely taken from an overtly racist blog started last month and purportedly written by a dermatologist named “Dr. Mark Skinner”. (The AAD hasn’t heard of him either.)

Now back to our regularly scheduled show: African Americans and The Necessary Use of Sunscreen

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