UV Index Resources
SunWise provides a variety of applications and resources that provide the UV Index forecast and help you stay safe in the sun.
How can I display UV Index information on my site?
What does e-mail have to do with skin cancer prevention?
Subscribe to receive emails with the UV Index forecast for your ZIP code or city, state. The forecast and accompanying recommendations for sun protection will help you plan a sun-safe day and prevent overexposure to UV radiation. You many customize the UV Index level for which you would like to receive notifications. You may also subscribe to receive emails only on days when there is a UV Alert for your area.
UV Index smartphone apps
Download EPA’s free UV Index smartphone app and check the UV Index forecast on the go. The app is available for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry phones.
- National Weather Service UV Index information
- World Health Organization UV radiation page
- INTERSUN - The global UV Project: A guide and compendium (PDF) (25pp, 404K)
- American Meteorological Society Station Scientist Home
- The Global Solar UV Index (PDF) (18 pp, 429 KB) - Recommendations for UV Index reporting from the World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization, the United National Environment Programme and the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection, adopted by EPA and the National Weather Service in May, 2004 .
The World Health Organization's INTERSUN program has developed a graphics package, including a UVI logo, an international color code for different UVI values, and a choice of ready-made graphics for reporting the UVI and sun safety messages. The materials may be downloaded from the WHO website and used free of charge.
- Overview of the available graphics (PDF) (17pp, 460K)
To request a CD-ROM containing formats other than GIF, please write to UVInfo(email@example.com)