Sun

Too much exposure to Ultra-Violet Radiation from the Sun can pose health risks such as skin cancer, cataracts, and premature aging of the skin.

UV radiation is increased as upper level atmospheric ozone is decreased. This affects all life on Earth.

UV-B is the part of this radiation that is linked to several types of skin cancer.

UV-B levels are continuously monitored throughout the day by a sensor on the roof of the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building at the University of North Texas. This data is available in an easy to read format on the ECOPLEX website, updated every half-hour.

Risk varies throughout the day. Consult the chart to determine danger levels when planning outdoor activities.

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December 16, 2018, 12:17 pm chengyang@unt.edu