Wearing the Burkini Reduces the Incidence of Skin Cancer

According to skin cancer specialists, Western women are increasingly adopting the wearing of burkinis as a means to protect their health.

Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from FOCUS Online:

Skin cancer specialists are praising this garment

In the view of medical experts, the politically highly controversial burkini is a very effective method for the prevention of skin cancer. Since the protection afforded by sunscreens, according to one study, is only limited, appropriate clothing would be the best protection, said the president of the European association of Dermatology/Oncology, Claus Garbe (photo), last Wednesday in Vienna.

“The burkini is a rewarding variant.” The burkini supposedly was originally invented by a woman from Australia. In Australia, the danger of contracting skin cancer is especially high. 50% of burkinis are bought by non-Muslims, opines Garbe.

UV rays are often underestimated when sunbathing, and they facilitate melanoma as well as white skin cancer. In recent years the number of new skin cancer cases has grown significantly, according to information from the German Cancer Center.

Heated debate about burkinis in Europe

The two forms of skin cancer, the basal cell- and the squamous cell carcinoma, often appear at those places on the body that have been exposed to light. The so-called malignant melanoma, which is an especially serious form of skin cancer, on the other hand appear mostly on covered parts of the body.

The wearing by Muslim women of burkinis that cover the entire body has kicked off a heated political debate in Europe. Some politicians see the burkini as a sign of an unwillingness to integrate. The Court in Nice just recently rejected the burkini ban from July.

28 thoughts on “Wearing the Burkini Reduces the Incidence of Skin Cancer

  1. Nigella Lawson wears one. It’s not wrong to want to protect one’s skin. But western women who buy the ‘burkini’ with the stupid hood are setting themselves up as pro-islamist.

    If you want to protect your skin with covering swimwear, there are plenty of other options that don’t announce ‘I’m pro-islamist’.

    • Bingo.

      Western women who wanted coverage from the sun could easily by a large-brimmed hat and a long, flowing sundress.

      Specifically buying the burkini for this purpose is a pro-Islam, anti-West political statement.

      • Exactly, there are many different types of clothing for sun protection, or just typical things to wear on a beach.
        And they all are more comfortable to wear, are more diverse and look more fashionable then a burkini.

        For men and women alike.

  2. Then I hope many men will wear Burkinis.
    Or even better, wear a Burkha because then also the face and the hands will be safe from sunligt.

    But wait a minute!
    What about the benefits of sunlight?
    For example protection from osteoporosis (Vitamin D)?
    This is especially important for Muslimas, because they cover their body the whole time, and by this have the lowest benefit from sunlight.


    • You beat me to it. ThI sec who support the Burkini for its supposed health benefits ignore that fact that the culture it represents demands total coverage for life, not just at the beach.

    • Does mutti Merkel go swimming?
      If so would love to see her in a burkini ( with lead weights sewn in)

    • I realize this was said eith tongue in cheek, but on the serious side, as one commentator has pointed out, making this argument tells our daughters that Western dress does indeed invite, abd excyse, rape.

      • You are right of course.
        But look at it as a warning of how things might develope in the end, if we as western societies dont push this sh*** back.

        Just recently in Corsica burkhini-Muslims attacked topless sunbathing tourists on a public beach with stones.
        Causing an outbreak of violence and retaliation in the end.

        Thats how this people are, always demanding tolerance, when they themselves dont even know what tolerance means.
        Not the Burkini is the real problem (everyone as he or she likes) its the radicalism that goes hand in hand with it.

  3. Excessive covering up, however, results in serious Vitamin D deficiencies which afflict an incredible number of people in Australia – a result of the effectiveness of government ‘slip, slop, slap’ campaigns since the 1980s (‘Slip, Slop, Slap! Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat’ – http://www.sunsmart.com.au/tools/videos/past-tv-campaigns/slip-slop-slap-original-sunsmart-campaign.html).

    These led to an obsession with covering up that now leaves Vitamin D deficient Australians at greater risk of basic symptoms such as excessive sweating, noticeable weakness, easily broken bones, depression and chronic pain. Serious effects are increased risk of cancers including breast cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, and rickets (a disease recently reemerging in the west for the first time in many years).

    In Australia, many workers cover up so much it is possible for even a construction site worker to have only their face exposed to sunlight during an entire day’s work. It’s also interesting to note that high sun protection factor sunscreens were banned in Australia for many years by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the Cancer Council who preferred to encourage covering up or avoiding the sun altogether.

    As for sales of burkinis being 50% to non-Muslims, it’s easily explained that those non-Muslim Australian women wearing them see them as cheap virtue signalling.

    • As for the 50% to non-muslims, when you’re only selling 2 a year it’s really easy to get that 50%.

      • I have to say I dont belive this numbers.
        Just yesterday I read (in a german media) something about 40 % allegedly nonmuslim buyers.
        Source was an estimate of a burkini producer/retailer.

        Not very valid.
        Its also a propaganda war!

  4. And here I thought that the lack of vitamin D from wearing a burka and not getting exposed to enough UV was the problem for dark skinned muslims in northern climates. No worries about getting “beach body” ready for summer any more.

  5. Is Caitlin Jenner (eww) sporting one of these yet?

    Just give me Raquel Welch in a bikini, or Cheryl Tiegs, Bardot, Phoebe Cates, Tia Carrere, Carmen Electra, for crying out load – even Kirstie Ally or Marie Osmond in their best form. I’m sure many would like to add to the list. I could do this all day.

    As fugly as most of the Muslim women are, it’s better that they’re in a burkini than a bikini…better they just stay off the beach and hopefully self-deport.

  6. And by being a Islamic “extremist” reduces the chance of having one’s head cut off in a torturous manner by a serrated knife. So what is one to do?

  7. Apparently only women get skin cancer. Or are there man burkinis? If not, I guess the menfolk are just s**t out of luck.

    Mohammed was such a visionary, he is only looking out for the wimminz.

    I am guessing that this good doctor is eyeing a tenure position at the Tübingen University, I saw he lectures there. For the benefit of such a reward a many a men have made a fool of themselves.

  8. The Chinese are wearing swimming garments that cover the entire face and body to protect from sun, but the difference is that both men and women wear them, and no one tries to force them to wear them.

  9. If you visit a beach in Thailand frequented by Thai people, you will notice Thai women sitting in the shade to avoid the sun and swim in clothes rather than a swim suit. This is a modesty issue which is cultural. Where this differs from the Burkini issue, is that the Burkini has political Islam overtones. There is a nagging suspicion that once you get a gaggle of Burkinistas on a beach, along with their male companions (throwing stones), those women not similarly attired will be forced to move, so it will become a de facto muslim zone. Won’t happen? That’s what Corsica was about.

    • It certainly will not happen in Corsica.

      I believe that their national flag portrays a North African severed head against a white background, there in is a clue me thinks.

  10. It’s been years since I’ve seen the word “fugly” — love it! Thanks for the reminder that such a terrifically apt word does still exist.

  11. I thought this was a parody at first. Anyone seriously worried about getting skin cancer might want to ponder abstaining from beach visits. That would be more dignified than putting on a Grim Reaper type outfit.

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