EPA warns of hazardous UV levels around Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/08
By: Wu Hsin-yun and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, May 8 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Sunday advised people

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

around Taiwan to avoid outdoor activities as the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation were extremely high. The ultraviolet index was highest in Taitung County in eastern Taiwan, at 11, while in most other areas it was 8-10, the EPA said.

The only exception was the offshore county of Lienchiang, where the index was 7, the EPA said.

Index levels of 11 or higher are considered dangerous and can cause sunburn within 15 minutes of exposure, the EPA warned

Readings of between 8 and 10 indicate excessively high UV ray levels, and sunburn can occur within 20 minutes of exposure, it said.     [FULL  STORY]

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