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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Schering, one of the Partners for Sun Protection Awareness - a group that includes medical, consumer and environment organizations - is helping the National Weather Service introduce the UV index nationally this year, following a test in 58 cities during 1994.
NEW YORK -- Throughout the month of June, visitors to Rockefeller Center in the heart of midtown Manhattan will get an unexpected lesson on Skin Cancer Prevention and how to use the UV index.
0 mm package to save space in wearables, smartphones, and particle detectors, the VEML6075 is the industrys first UVA and UVB light sensor with individual channel output for true UV index measurements.
On a clear summer's day in the UK there is a high risk of sunburn for most people and even when the UV index is low people with the fairest skin can burn.
They're advising that one of the ways to look after your skin is to keep an eye on the Solar UV index, which often appears on TV weather forecasts or can be obtained from the Met Office.
On a clear summer's day, the UV Index may reach seven at around midday.
If the UV index is 0-2, a person with sensitive skin (pale white to light brown in an unexposed area) can stay in the sun approximately 30 minutes before suffering serious damage.
The UV index, a joint venture of the federal government's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Weather Service, was introduced via a pilot program in 58 cities earlier this year.
To check what the daily UV index is for your area, visit http://www.
Have you ever wondered what the difference between SPF and UV index is?
Last summer, everywhere in the UK, reached a daily UV index high enough to cause sunburn for people of all skin types between the hours of 11am and 3pm.
More than 70% of people have no idea what the UV index is, despite its frequent appearance on television weather broadcasts and on websites, high street chemist Boots said.