Information about Ultraviolet (UV) radiation

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      11+ (violet) extreme,
      8-10 (red) very high,
      6-7 (orange) high,
      3-5 (yellow) moderate,
      1-2 (green) low
      Protect yourself in 5 ways:
      1) Slip on sun-protective clothing, 
      2) Slop on SPF30+ sunscreen. Reapply every two hours, 
      3) Slap on a broad-brimmed hat, 
      4) Seek shade, 
      5) Slide on wrap-around sunglasses.

Check and protect

It is important for all Australians and visitors to look and listen for UV Index levels in local weather forecasts. Use a combination of sun protection measures – never rely on just one.

Think UV, not heat

UV radiation is not related to how hot or cold it is. You can still get burnt on cool or cloudy days.

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