Dan­ger­ously high lev­els of UV put public at risk: EPA

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion ( EPA, ) warned the public Thurs­day to avoid out­door ac­tiv­i­ties un­til af­ter 2 p.m. due to ex­ces­sive lev­els of ul­tra­vi­o­let rays be­cause of clear skies and high tem­per­a­tures.

Peo­ple in North­ern Tai­wan’s Hs­inchu and Miaoli coun­ties, South­ern Tai­wan’s Yun­lin, Chi­ayi and Ping­tung coun­ties, as well as Tainan, Kaoh­si­ung, and Eastern Tai­wan’s Hualien and Taitung coun­ties are at the great­est risk, the EPA said.

The ul­tra­vi­o­let in­dex in those ar­eas has reached 12, the agency said, ex­plain­ing that an 11-up level is con­sid­ered dan­ger­ous.

One can get sun­burn by stand­ing un­der the sun for just 15 min­utes in this sit­u­a­tion, it said.

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