This app will help you protect yourself from the sun

The current heat is hazardous to the human body, and doctors are increasingly warning against collapsing in the sunlight. Long-term exposure to UV radiation, which can cause skin cancer, is associated with this. As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the SunSmart Global UV application, which advises when and how to guard against it.

This app  will help you protect yourself from the sun

Photo Credits: Shutterstock

More than 1.5 million instances of skin cancer (melanoma and non-melanoma) are expected to be identified in the worldwide year 2020. Excessive UV exposure is one of the main causes of this type of cancer.

The depletion of the Earth's stratospheric ozone layer caused by the discharge of certain man-made substances is the reason for its expansion. As a result, WHO has released the SunSmart Global UV application.

"Evidence shows that excessive exposure to UV radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. Therefore, it is important that people know when and how to protect themselves. We encourage everyone to use this app to protect themselves and their children and make it a daily habit.”

Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health

The SunSmart Global UV app is free to download from Google Play and the App Store. It offers consumers personalized alternatives for protecting themselves from long-term overexposure to UV radiation, which is the major cause of skin cancer and other UV-related disorders. The software can be customized in a variety of languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Dutch, and Spanish.

It was released on the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. The app ultimately intends to support the achievement of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal, which aims to ensure healthy lives and well-being around the world by 2030, by promoting public awareness and helping to reduce the occurrence of skin cancer.

The application is essentially straightforward. Begin by defining the city or cities where you regularly spend your time. You will then be presented graphically with the time of day when you should protect yourself from UV rays at that place. UV radiation dangers are ranked from 1 to 10. There is also a prediction for the next several days and notifications that alert you as soon as you wake up.

The application will then provide you with a range of basic preventive steps based on the strength of UV radiation.

Protecting children from extended sun exposure is especially important because excessive sun exposure during these early years can greatly raise the risk of UV-related disorders later in life.

Post by Bryan C.