EPA's SunWise UV Index
By United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
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The UV Index provides a daily and hourly forecast of the expected intensity of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Some exposure to sunlight is enjoyable. However, too much sun can be dangerous. Overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation can cause immediate damage, such as sunburn, and long-term problems, such as skin cancer and cataracts.
It is important to remember that people of all skin types need to be protected from overexposure to the sun. Overexposure to UV radiation poses the risk of serious health effects for everyone, but not everyone is equally at risk. For example, you may be at greater risk of contracting skin cancer if your skin always burns; if you have blond or red hair; or blue, green, or gray eyes. Other factors indicating an increased risk of skin cancer include: a history of blistering sunburns in early childhood, the presence of many moles, or a family history of skin cancer. However, it is a good idea to remember that all people, no matter what skin type, are equally at risk of eye damage. So remember to be SunWise!
What's New in Version 4.1
Updated GPS support.
Optimized for the iPad and iPhone 6/6 Plus. Updated for iOS 8.
It's good, however....
This is a good UV index app however there certain days where I just cannot access the hourly and daily uv index using my current location. I keep trying to delete and download the app but just doesn't want to work at times once in a while. Today is one of those days where it just doesn't want to work. Please find a way to fix these bugs or I will no longer use
Thanks for fixing the GPS. I am photosensitive, so I appreciate that this app tells me when it is safe to go outdoors.
Great App if it was 2008
Just a shell for a mobile web browser that takes you to specific pages on the EPA site. No interactive maps, hourly forecast, etc. Most weather apps now give you the current UV index so this app is worthless. Now I'm going to press and hold, look for shaking app and press X.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Mar 05, 2015
- Version: 4.1
- Size: 3.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Environmental Protection Agency
- © United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.