UV index


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UV index

 (yo͞o′vē′)
n.
A scale ranging from zero to eleven or above, used to estimate the risk for sunburn on a given day in a specific location at midday, taking into account conditions such as cloud cover and the amount of ozone.

UV index

(yo͞o′vē′)
A scale ranging from zero to ten, used to estimate the risk for sunburn in midday sunlight. The UV index takes into account conditions such as the amount of cloud cover and ozone in the atmosphere.
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With UV index often shooting up to 12, which can cause skin cancer and other fatal diseases, window films are more of a necessity product in the Saudi Arabia.
The UV index stands at 12 in AP and Telangana, much more than advised.
Businesses are being urged to develop 'sun safety strategies' that include regular updates on the UV index from weather forecasts, minimising sun exposure in the middle of the day and asking employees to wear long-sleeved, loose-fitting tops and trousers.
An analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program showed that melanoma incidence was associated with increased UV index and lower latitude only in non-Hispanic whites (Eide & Weinstock, 2005).
Clime - a tiny sensor with the ability to measure various kinds of near-field data such as movement, humidity, location, light, UV index and temperature;
Meanwhile, the Irish Cancer Society urged people to protect their skin as the UV index is due to hit dangerously high levels.
Plan outdoor activities before 11 am and after 4 pm when the sun is not at its strongest or at times of the day when the UV Index is 3 or less.
That sentiment was evident when the National Weather Forecast Daily UV Index report was extended to include 200 US cities with marketers hoping consumers would apply sunscreen on a regular basis even when they weren't headed to the beach or pool.
The strength of the UV radiation reaching the earth surface at a particular place is determined by the UV index of that place at a given time.
When sunlight exposure was taken into account, the fall in UV index <3 in the south and central regions was followed 2-3 months later by notable increases in tuberculosis diagnoses.
The technology allows users to check the daily UV Index forecast for their local area.