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Title: UV Index monitoring in Europe
Authors: Schmalwieser, Alois W.
Grobner, Julian
Blumthaler, Mario
Klotz, Barbara
Backer, Hugo de
Bolsee, David
Werner, Rolf
Tomsic, Davor
Metelka, Ladislav
Eriksen, Paul
Jepsen, Nis
Aun, Margit
Heikkila, Anu
Duprat, Thierry
Sandmann, Henner
Weiss, Tilman
Bais, Alkis
Toth, Zoltan
Siani, Anna-Maria
Vaccaro, Luisa
Diemoz, Henri
Grifoni, Daniele
Zipoli, Gaetano
Lorenzetto, Giuseppe
Petkov, Boyan H.
Giorgio di Sarra, Alcide
Massen, Francis
Yousif, Charles
Aculinin, Alexandr A.
Outer, Peter den
Svendby, Tove
Dahlback, Arne
Johnsen, Bjorn
Biszczuk-Jakubowska, Julita
Krzyscin, Janusz
Henriques, Diamantino
Chubarova, Natalia
Kolarz, Predrag
Mijatovic, Zoran
Groselj, Drago
Pribullova, Anna
Moreta Gonzales, Juan Ramon
Bilbao, Julia
Vilaplana Guerrero, Jose Manuel
Serrano, Antonio
Andersson, Sandra
Vuilleumier, Laurent
Webb, Ann
O'Hagan, John
Keywords: Skin -- Care and hygiene
Skin -- Cancer
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: Schmalwieser, A. W., Gröbner, J., Blumthaler, M., Klotz, B., De Backer, H., Bolsée, D.,...O'Hagan, J. (2017). UV Index monitoring in Europe. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 16(9), 1349-1370.
Abstract: The UV Index was established more than 20 years ago as a tool for sun protection and health care. Shortly after its introduction, UV Index monitoring started in several countries either by newly acquired instruments or by converting measurements from existing instruments into the UV Index. The number of stations and networks has increased over the years. Currently, 160 stations in 25 European countries deliver online values to the public via the Internet. In this paper an overview of these UV Index monitoring sites in Europe is given. The overview includes instruments as well as quality assurance and quality control procedures. Furthermore, some examples are given about how UV Index values are presented to the public. Through these efforts, 57% of the European population is supplied with high quality information, enabling them to adapt behaviour. Although health care, including skin cancer prevention, is cost-effective, a proportion of the European population still doesn't have access to UV Index information.
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