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OpenUV Knowledge Base

Collection of useful tips about Sun Safety and Ultraviolet Radiation Index for Developers


UV Index Tips & Guides

UV Index Scale and Media Graphic Colors

The UV Index is a linear scale, with higher values representing a greater risk of sunburn (which is correlated with other health risks) due to UV exposure.

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Cloud Effect on UV Radiation Index

On average clouds absorb UV radiation, reducing ground-level UV intensity.

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Ultraviolet Radiation Reflection from Surfaces

Highly reflective surfaces can increase surrounding levels of solar UV including concrete, snow, glass, water and polished metals.

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Fitzpatrick Skin Types & Safe Exposure Time Calculation

The most commonly used scheme to classify a person’s skin type by their response to sun exposure in terms of the degree of burning and tanning was developed by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, MD, PhD.

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Vitamin D and UV Radiation

Vitamin D is a hormone that controls calcium levels in the blood. It is needed to develop and maintain healthy bones, muscles and teeth and is also important for general health. .

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Apple Health Kit UV Index Integration

Beginning with iOS 9, HealthKit has a number of new data types from external apps and accessories including the user’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

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Sun Safety Apps Ideas

Some apps/projects ideas for Sun Safety and UV Index Integration. Use for Hackatons and apps portfolios!

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