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Get UV Index alerts and reminders in your area.
What is the UV Index?
The UV Index provides a daily forecast of the expected risk of overexposure to the sun. The Index predicts UV intensity levels on a scale of 1 to 11+, where 1 indicates a low risk of overexposure and 11+ signifies an extreme risk. The UV Index takes into account clouds and other local conditions that affect the amount of UV radiation reaching the ground.
Why is the UV Index Important?
Overexposure to the sun and it's ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause immediate effects, such as sunburn, and long-term problems, such as skin cancer and cataracts. The UV Index, which was developed by the National Weather Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities to prevent overexposure to the harmful UV rays.
How can this App help you and your family?
By knowing the UV Index in your area you can be prepared and stay safe by applying the correct SPF for the conditions. Wearing sunscreen and staying out of harmful UV Rays during high alert days can significantly reduce your risk of sunburn and long term cancerous causing damage to your skin.
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