Ultraviolet radiation and the INTERSUN Programme

Individual protection against UV


What should I take into account when I go travelling?

UV radiation levels vary substantially with time and place. The increased risk of UV damage to the skin and eye during a holiday in a sunny location is often underestimated. Beyond the discomfort of sunburn, tourists are also at particular risk of long-term health effects on the eye and skin, especially skin ageing and skin cancer.

UV index reporting

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