'It is particularly worrying that more than 70 per cent of people in the Midlands with very fair skin, who are most at risk of skin cancer, do not know what the UV Index
Using a scale of 0 to 10, the UV index
also describes the strength of the sun in five levels: minimal, low, moderate, high and very high.
Clime - a tiny sensor with the ability to measure various kinds of near-field data such as movement, humidity, location, light, UV index
Hassan said there is a need to develop a seasonal UV index
, like the weather comfort index, to provide important information and guidelines to help people and companies plan outdoor work and prevent unnecessary over-exposure.
- UV Index
: Beirut 9, Tyre 7, Tripoli 8, Baalbeck 9 - Atmospheric Pressure: 752 mlm/Hg - Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 19:51 L.Y.R/N.AF
Cancer Research UK's SunSmart campaign encourages people to know their skin type and use the UV index
to find out when they need to protect themselves.
Every day know the Sun UV Index
. Stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm.
By connecting to a host of ultraviolet sensors around the country, a phone will receive "live" UV index
ratings via a system being developed by electronics firm Philips.
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.
"It's important to be safe in the sun and pay attention to the UV Index
, which describes the strength of UV radiation," said Mrs Burt.
Three UVR measures were examined, each relating to the Australian UV index
(Lemus-Deschamps et al.
But there's no need to looking for the suntan lotion that got forgotten about at the start of the summer - Scotland only manages to reach 2 on the UV Index