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Extreme UV rays alert

WITH scores of thousands  Panamanians on Oceanside beaches  or rivers  for the Easter weekend The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) issued an alert on Saturday  April 15  over extreme levels   of ultraviolet radiation.

uv-300x200.jpgIt followed an earlier warning to swimmers  about potential high winds ahead  of rainstorms,  creating waves and yellow alert flags were raised.

 

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/extreme-uv-rays-alert

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UV rays warning post at Amador

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A  PROJECT  to raise awareness of the dangers of solar radiation was unveiled on Wednesday. Aug, 23  at the Bio Museo on the Amador Causeway by the Panamanian Association of Dermatology The Solmaphor, is a vertical apparatus that measures UV levels.

It shows five colors, each representing a different intensity, purple and red being the most powerful; Orange and yellow, intermediate and green, the most acceptable. It also indicates how you should protect your skin, according to the solar radiation that the equipment shows.

The Biomuseo said it wants to sensitize the population about the damage caused by pollution and the devastation of our forests, which has resulted in a decrease in the ozone layer and an increase in the levels of ultraviolet rays.

This has impacted reproduction rates of some species and in humans has increased the incidence of skin cancer.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/uv-rays-warning-post-amador

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Well, here we are back to sunny, windy, summer weather and along with it comes the dangers of exposure to the sun's rays.

Today's UV alert from SINAPROC for the Chiriqui Highlands and Lowlands predicts a UV index of 9 to 10, which means eritema or burning of the skin can begin in 9 to 13 minutes.

 

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High-extreme UV alert for all areas

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A UV  (Ultraviolet radiation) alert ranging from high to extreme for all parts of the country was issued by  Etesa’s Hydrometeorology Management on Saturday, February 17 and will likely extend through Sunday.

uv-300x152.jpgIn Bocas del Toro, the Ngäbe Buglé region and the north of Veraguas, the index of UV rays will be between 8 and 9, which is considered very high.

In Colón, highlands of Chiriquí, Darién and Panama it will be from  9 to  10 and extreme conditions will reign in Panama Oeste, Coclé, Herrera, Los Santos, and in maritime sectors of the Caribbean and Pacific of the country.

 

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/high-extreme-uv-alert-areas

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Extreme UV rates weekend  alert

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A warning of extreme UV radiation through the weekend was issued by the National Civil Protection system (Sinaproc), on Saturday. According to the classification table published by Sinaproc, radiation rates will be "extreme", with an index of 11 or more, in the provinces of Panama, West Panama, Coclé, Herrera, Los Santos, Veraguas (South and Center), Chiriquí and the Panamanian Pacific maritime sector.  "Very high" rates, between 8 and 9, are expected in the Ngäbe-Bugle region and the north of Veraguas.
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/extreme-uv-rates-weekend-alert

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