UV Index Scale
- 0 to 2: Low. A UV Index reading of 0 to 2 means low danger from the sun’s UV rays for the average person.
- 3 to 5: Moderate. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 means moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
- 6 to 7: High.
- 8 to 10: Very High.
- 11 or more: Extreme.
Which country has the highest UV levels?
The following countries have higher UV levels: Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina . New Zealand and Australia have the highest incidence rate for melanoma in the world.
What is the best UV index for tanning?
|UV Index Values||Exposure Categories|
|3 – 4||Low – Wearing a hat and a sunscreen with SPF 15 is recommended.|
|5 – 6||Moderate – Wearing a hat, a sunscreen with SPF 15 and staying in the shade is recommended.|
|7 – 9||High – In addition to the precautions recommended above, it is advised to stay indoors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.|
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What level of UV is dangerous?
A UV index reading of 6 to 7 means high risk of harm from unprotected Sun exposure. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Reduce time in the Sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If outdoors, seek shade and wear Sun protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
How high does UV index have to be to tan?
The time to burn can vary by skin type, but at a low UV level it is approximately 60 minutes. A UV Index reading between 3 and 5 means there is a moderate risk of sunburn for the average person. At this level it is suggested to seek shade between 10AM and 4PM when the sun’s rays are its strongest.
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