Ultraviolet radiation (UV)

INTERSUN activities

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The INTERSUN Program promotes and evaluates research on the health effects of UV radiation, and develops an appropriate response through guidelines, recommendations and information dissemination:

  • Scientific research in essential but poorly understood processes induced by UV radiation and in epidemiology
  • UV index - a tool to raise public awareness of the health risks associated with UV exposure and the necessity of protective measures
  • Sun protection for children - a framework for children’s sun protection education and practical educational resources.
  • Artificial sunbeds - although sunlight represents the greatest source of human exposure to UV, health risks from artificial sources are also considered.
  • Tourism- special sun protection guidelines for tourists and tour operators
  • Occupational health - UV Radiation as a hazard in the workplace


Please send us an e-mail to uvinfo@who.int

Radiation Programme
Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
World Health Organization
CH1211 Geneva 27