App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

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App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun
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Maxime Ouellet, ing.

App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

© Crozet/ILO GENEVA (ILO News) – Outdoor workers, who are at increased risk of skin cancer and eye damage because of their exposure to the sun, will be able to measure levels of harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels at their location using a new mobile phone app. The SunSmart Global UV app provides five-day UV and weather forecasts at searchable locations worldwide. It highlights time slots when sun protection is required, with the aim of helping people avoid excessive UV exposure and know when to use sun protection. Developed by Australia’s Cancer Council Victoria and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, the app is being launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Globally, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in 2020. During […]

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