With the arrival of summer, the day-time temperature is spiral upwards, alerting the people to change their behaviour to protect themselves against the risk of skin cancer and skin damage caused by the UV rays from the sun.
A high level of UV rays from the sun is predicted in parts of Myanmar in the coming summer months, in April and May.
Ultra-violet (UV)rays is a danger in the summer season, and the UV index level will be rising day by day.
The UV index number reflects the high point of UV intensity during the day (typically noontime) and is calibrated on a scale of 1 to 11+. 1-2 is regarded as “low”, while values higher than 11 are called “extreme”. UV indexes in Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, vary from high moderate to extreme.
For Moderate readings of 3 to 5, you’ll need to wear UV-blocking clothing (hat, sunglasses, UV-resistant garments) and sunscreen if you’re going to be outdoors for over thirty minutes. Seek shade at midday.
For High and Very High readings of 6-10, you’ll have to reduce or avoid sun exposure between 11 am and 4 pm and wear UV-blocking clothing at all times.
The simplest precaution to take is to minimize time spent in the sun. Go indoors when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky – from
10 am to 3 pm.
For Extreme readings of 11 and above, you’ll have to avoid sun exposure between 11 am and 4 pm, wear UV-blocking clothing at all times and avoid bright surfaces that can reflect UV radiation (white sand, tile, seawater).
The simplest precaution to take is to minimize time spent in the sun. Go indoors when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky – from 10 am to 3 pm.
Sunscreen lotions, creams, sprays, and gels contain ingredients that absorb certain UV wavelengths, thus protecting the skin from UV damage to varying degrees.
We need to be ready to protect ourselves from climate change-induced severe weather as the consequences of climate change can cause physical and mental damage.
On account of global warming, the evil effects of natural disasters related to climate change threaten our planet’s safety. There have been increased occurrences of natural disasters with greater destructive impact.