Sunday 17 December 2017
UV Index guide
UV Index UV
radiation level
Protection of people who must stay outdoors
for long time
Proposed sun exposure time [minutes]:
very sensitive  sensitive  moderately sensitiverelatively tolerant
8.0 and
above
extreme
  • stay in shade between 11 h and 15 h
  • wear sunhat, UV blocking sunglasses, long-sleeved and loose-fitting clothing
  • use parasol
  • use sunscreen lotion
10 - 15 15 - 20 25 - 30 30 - 40
7.0 - 7.9 very high
  • stay in shade between 11 h and 15 h
  • wear sunhat, UV blocking sunglasses, long-sleeved and loose-fitting clothing
  • use parasol
  • use sunscreen lotion
15 - 20 20 - 25 30 - 35 40 - 45
5.0 - 6.9 high
  • wear sunhat, UV blocking sunglasses
  • use sunsceen lotion for uncovered body parts
20 - 30 25 - 35 35 - 45 45 - 60
3.0 - 4.9 moderate
  • wear sunhat, UV blocking sunglasses
30 - 45 35 - 60 45 - 80 60 - 100
0.1 - 2.9 low
  • no precautions, except particularly sensitive skin people and babies
45 - 60 60 - 75 80 - 90 100 - 120
below UV Index 2.0 > 120 minutes
Sunburn times in case of young children are shorter than given in the table, so they require increased protection. For more information see the following page to read: napsugarzas.hu/index.php/cikkek/gyermekek.

The sensitive-skinned individuals, if they can afford in summer sunny days in any case should avoid sun exposure for longer period between 11am to 15 pm. If this is unavoidable, they should apply protection methods proposed in the table.

More information: Sun Protection - A Primary Teaching Resource