Mobile apps can encourage sun safety by providing advice on sun protection practices and the risk of sunburn, while you're out and about. They can also provide sun protection alerts when UV levels are 3 or higher, as this is when UV radiation is most damaging. Knowing when your skin is most at risk for sun damage can help you to avoid being outdoors during this time, or use extra sun protection — slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen, slap on a hat, wrap on sunshades and stay in the shade.
Calculation of UVI for smartphone apps(external link) NIWA
UV radiation(external link) Health Promotion Agency, New Zealand
Buller DB, Berwick M, Lantz K, et al. Smartphone mobile application delivering personalized, real-time sun protection advice: a randomized clinical trial.(external link) JAMA Dermatol. 2015 May;151(5):497-504.
Information for healthcare providers
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