It is the sun’s ultraviolet rays that damage the skin and cause sunburn. Unlike infrared rays, this cannot be felt, it does not have to be a hot day for you to get sunburnt. A UV monitor located on the rooftop of the Mater Calvary Hospital in Newcastle provides accurate UV radiation level readings monitored by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency. For realtime UV readings go to link below. Readings are updated every minute between 6am and 8pm..http://www.arpansa.gov.au/uvindex/realtime/new_rt.htm
Skin Cancer Risk Tool
This is a great tool to determine how many of the risk factors for skin cancer you have and determines your likely risk of getting some form of skin cancer.
Other sites for resources
- World Health Organization