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.
While kids can make some vitamin D in their skin, this only occurs when the UV index
is three or more.
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
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.