Ultraviolet radiation (UV)

INTERSUN - The global UV Project: A guide and compendium


Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 25
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English
ISBN: 9241591056



This document, is intended for national and local authorities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in the area of UV radiation and sun protection. It highlights INTERSUN’s priority activities and publications.

The purpose of this document is to provide information from INTERSUN that can be used to develop and implement integrated public health programmes which reduce health risks from excessive UV radiation exposure. An important objective is to facilitate the harmonization of national activities and coordination of international activities through the use of the Global Solar UV Index and its associated health protection messages.