SunSmart app updated for global answers on UV levels
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SunSmart app updated for global answers on UV levels

by Freya Lucas

February 23, 2023

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 Organisation (WHO), the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Labour Organisation (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.  


Currently the app is available in eight community languages (English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, German, Italian and Russian) and provides hourly UV forecasts for over 2,500 locations across the globe, and is available free of charge from the relevant app store. 


The app is an important addition to early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings because UV radiation is the main cause of skin cancer, and it is important for ECEC staff to be aware of when UV levels reach three and above and sun protection is needed.


Learn more about the app here

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