1.5 million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in 2020, simultaneously 120,000 people lost their lives to highly preventable diseases. A large contributing factor of the increase of skin cancer is the excess UV radiation from the diminishing ozone layer.
“A new app for mobile phones that provides localized information on ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The SunSmart Global UV app provides five-day UV and weather forecasts at searchable locations. It highlights time slots when sun protection is required with the aim of helping people around the world know when to use sun protection, in an effort to reduce the global burden of skin cancer and UV-related eye damage.” Via WHO