Health Desk, Delhi Magazine: The arrival of hot weather and summer means that more time is spent outdoors. Whether at the beach, at the pool or even in the countryside, people are also much more exposed to the sun and, therefore, to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
It is with the aim of helping people stay safe and protected that SunSmart Global UV was launched, an application that serves to alert to the levels of UV radiation.
SunSmart Global UV is capable of displaying five-day weather and UV forecasts with searchable locations and pointing out which time slots are most needed for sun protection. In this way, app users can avoid excessive exposure to UV rays – identified as one of the main causes of skin cancer and other diseases.
The application was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).
“Scientific evidence shows that overexposure to UV rays is the main cause of skin cancer. Therefore, it is vital for people to know when and how to protect themselves” , WHO Director of the Department for Environment, Climate Change and Health, Maria Neira, said in a statement. “We encourage everyone to use the application to protect themselves and their children, and to make it a daily habit” .
“This application combines weather, environmental and health knowledge to help protect people from the sun, both at work and in their spare time. It is unique in that it uses data from national weather and UV measurement stations to provide accurate and specific readings. of the UV Index” , said WMO Secretary General Professor Petteri Tallas. “It is a great example of science at the service of society” .
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SunSmart Global UV is now available in the Android and iOS app stores. For more you can visit: