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    SunSmart app and widget

    Interactive tools

    Free SunSmart app

    Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes wrinkles and skin and eye damage, ultimately leading to skin cancer.

    UV cannot be seen or felt. It is not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s warmth (infrared radiation) which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging without us knowing. There is a huge variation in UV levels across Australia. The UV level is affected by a number of factors including the time of day, time of year, cloud cover, altitude, proximity to the equator, scattering and reflection.

    That’s why it’s so important to check the daily sun protection times for your location each day on the SunSmart app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app lets you know when you do and don't need sun protection, making it easier than ever to be smart about your sun exposure all year.

    How does it work?

     

     

    • Download the app and select your location in Australia.
    • Set up a sun protection alert and receive daily reminders of the times of day sun protection is required.
    • Select to receive the alert at the time of your choice or at the exact time the UV is forecast to reach a level that can damage your skin and eyes.
    • Use the sunscreen calculator to find out how much sunscreen you need to apply, taking account of your size and clothing.

    Features

    • Sun protection times > Lets you know when you do and don't need sun protection for any location in Australia.
    • Alert function > Personalise the alert function to remind you of the daily sun protection times.
    • Vitamin D tracker > Find out if you are getting enough UV exposure for vitamin D.
    • Sunscreen calculator > Find out if you are using enough sunscreen.
    • 7 day weather forecast > Check the weather for the week ahead.

     

    Free UV Alert Widget

    UV Alert Widget example

    The SunSmart UV Alert times are issued throughout the year by the Bureau of Meteorology when the UV Index is forecast to reach 3 and above.

    SunSmart would like to acknowledge the Bureau of Meteorology for the provision of UV and weather forecast data.

    South Australian UV Alert widget

    To add the South Australian UV Alert widget to your website, copy the following code and paste it into your website.

    <iframe id="uvindexwidget" src="http://www.sunsmart.com.au/uvalert/default.asp?locationid=115" width="300" height="300" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="padding:0; margin: 0px; overflow:hidden;" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>

    Australian UV Alert widget

    To add the Australian UV Alert widget to your website, copy the following code and paste it into your website.

    <iframe id="uvindexwidget" src="http://www.sunsmart.com.au/uvalert/default.asp?version=australia&locationid=115" width="300" height="300" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="padding:0; margin: 0px; overflow:hidden;" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>

    How to set a different default location

    The standard South Australian widget will default to Adelaide weather and UV data. If you are outside of Adelaide you can set the widget location to default to one of 22 locations that UV forecast data is available for.

    Add the new default location onto the URL in the query string after .asp e.g. Ceduna would be: http://www.sunsmart.com.au/uvalert/widget-sizable.asp?Location=Ceduna

    The only difference compared to the standard South Australian widget is the addition of ?Location=Ceduna

    We acknowledge Cancer Council Victoria for the original production of this information.

    Terms and conditions

    By using the SunSmart UV Alert widget (‘Widget’) you agree to the following terms and conditions: Cancer Council Victoria (‘CCV’) owns the intellectual property in the Widget and the Widget must not be modified without CCV’s prior written consent. You may reproduce the Widget on other websites and intranets provided it is not for commercial purposes or reward, and provided a copy of this disclaimer is also reproduced. You acknowledge that using sun protection during the times stated on the widget does not guarantee that you will not get skin cancer, and that you may also need to use sun protection outside of the sun protection times stated on the Widget. CCV accepts no liability of any kind arising out of the use of, or otherwise associated with, the Widget.


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