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  Community-Based UV Risk Education, The SunWise Program Handbook (PDF) (70 pp, 1.05 MB) (EPA/625/R-02/008) July 2002

Community-Based US Risk Education, The SunWise Program Handbook cover.
This document provides information on how the SunWise project:

  • Increased understanding of the importance of ultraviolet (UV) light as a carcinogenic agent and an agent of skin aging
  • Disseminated time-relevant information on when and under what conditions (times of day, weather effects, etc.) UV exposure should be minimized and how this can be accomplished using the UV Index as a risk communication tool
  • Provided the public and specific target audiences with information about risks of UV light and the associated human health issues

In addition, the handbook contains descriptions of the SunWise Project public outreach efforts that were used to raise awareness in the community.


Dan Petersen


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