UV Index

The UV Index is a rating system adopted from the World Health Organization, as a way of describing the amount of UVR at the earth’s surface.

The UV Index is a rating system adopted from the World Health Organization, as a way of describing the amount of UVR at the earth’s surface.

  • The higher the number, the stronger the UV levels and the less time it takes for the sun to damage the skin.
  • The UV index can help to determine what precautions should be taken in the sun for that day.
  • Sun protection measures should be taken anytime the UV index is 3 or higher.
  • UV Index can reach up to 10 in Canada and higher in other parts of the world.
  • Ensure to check the daily forecast for the UV Index and protect your skin accordingly.

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Sources

  • The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General; 2014
  • Image source: World Health Organization. INTERSUN: the global UV project: A guide and
    compendium, 2003.

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