Ultraviolet radiation (UV)

UV Index

For meteorological offices, national authorities and media

The Global Solar UV Index is intended to be used by national and local authorities and non-governmental organizations active in the area of skin cancer prevention, as well as meteorological offices and media outlets involved with UVI reporting. The publication can serve as an entry point for the development and implementation of an integrated public health approach to sun protection and skin cancer prevention.

Downloadable UV Index Graphics
A standard graphic presentation promotes consistency in UVI reporting on news and weather bulletins, and improves people’s understanding of the concept. The INTERSUN programme has developed a graphics package including the UVI logo, an international colour code for different UVI values, and a choice of ready-made graphics for reporting the UVI and the sun protection message. The materials can be downloaded and used free of charge.

GIF - web (very limited scalability)
To request a CD rom of formats other than gif, please write to UVinfo@who.int