I kid you not. You probably have heard about how exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can lead to skin cancer. Scientists now say that wet and cold weather can increase your chances of getting cancer.
Of course, they are not saying that dancing in the rain will get you cancer. They rather found out how these climatic factors may increase the exposure of carcinogens by acting as carriers.
The research was covered in 15 states in the United States of America. Overall analysis suggested that incidence rates of cancer were higher in very cold regions compared with hot, dry climates.
Scientists have suggested a few theories that might explain the odd analysis. Some think it has to do with vitamin D deficiency in cold regions and suspecting it as a risk factor for some cancers.
Others explained that the body is put under metabolic stress in colder climates as it attempts to maintain body temperature. This additional strain could increase the risk of cancer.