The World Health Organization has launched a smartphone app to provide information on UV levels and identify the times when sun protection is needed.
The World Health Organization said in a statement that it had developed the “Sun Smart Global UV” application jointly with the World Meteorological Organization, the United Nations Environment Program and the International Labor Organization, which is a free application and aims to “reduce the global burden of skin cancer and eye damage due to UV radiation.” “.
The app uses current data from weather services.
“Evidence shows that extreme UV exposure is the main cause of skin cancer. It is therefore very important for people to know when and how to protect themselves,” said Dr. Maria Neira, director of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at the World Health Organization.