The SunSmart app has gone global and now provides UV levels and sun protection times for different locations worldwide.
You cannot see or feel UV radiation, but as the main cause of skin cancer, it is important to be aware of when UV levels reach 3 and above and sun protection is needed.
Whatever the weather, wherever you are, if the UV is 3 or more, make sure to SLIP on covering clothing, SLOP on sunscreen, SLAP on a wide-brimmed hat, SEEK shade and SLIDE on sunglasses.
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria have partnered with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), Bureau of Meteorology and Deakin University’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to develop the new SunSmart Global UV app.
The new app provides worldwide UV levels and can be tailored to each person’s location to display the daily, local sun protection times and a seven-day weather and UV forecast. The app has options for alerts at custom times or when sun protection is recommended. It also includes a guide on how best to protect yourself during these times.
The new SunSmart Global UV app is currently available in eight languages (English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, German, Italian and Russian) and provides hourly UV forecasts for over 2,500 locations across the globe.
It is available for free from your app store.