By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, June 27 (CNA) Taiwan’s Environment Protection Administration (EPA) on Saturday warned the public to avoid outdoor activities due to dangerous levels of ultraviolet rays amid clear skies and high temperatures.
The ultraviolet index had reached 11, a dangerous level, in many parts of the island as of noon, according to EPA data.
In central Taiwan’s Changhua, Nantou and Chiayi counties, as well as southern Taiwan’s Tainan and eastern Taiwan’s Hualien and Taitung counties, a level-12 ultraviolet index was seen.
The agency warned the public to avoid going outside because overexposure to ultraviolet rays may result in acute and chronic health effects on the skin, eyes and immune system. [FULL STORY]