About the programme
What is solar UV radiation?
What do we know?
Unanswered questions
Research publications
Research roadmap for SA
NRF Solar UV Radiation Symposium 2012
Research instrumentation
Organisations involved
Students and projects
Tools for Schools
Upcoming events
Useful links

Useful links

A Practical Guide: Global Solar UV Index [PDF]
The Global Solar UV Index described in this guide is a simple measure of the UV radiation level at the Earth's surface. It serves as an important vehicle to raise public awareness and to alert people about the need to adopt protective measures when exposed to UV radiation.

Environmental Health Research Network
The Environmental Health Research Network is an assembly of various people all working in environmental health research from different institutions, organisations and agencies. This network is representative of various stakeholders in environmental health research and is a forum for open discussion.

European Code Against Cancer
The European Code Against Cancer provides information on major cancer risk and focuses on actions that individuals can take to reduce their risk of cancer.

Fact sheet: Global solar UV index
An educational fact sheet on the World Health Organization website about how to reduce risks the of skin cancer and cataracts.

International Ultraviolet Association
The Association advances the sciences, engineering and applications of ultraviolet technologies to enhance the quality of human life and protect the environment.

Melanoma Advisory Board
The Melanoma Advisory Board is a local source for information on melanoma and its treatment.

The Cancer Council of Western Australia have made an online UV meter available.

Manufacture sanitising dispensers and have a programme to introduce sunscreen and sanitisers into every school classroom.

Save our Skin
Save Our Skin is about holistic sun protection and UV garments as a reliable, simple solution.

Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa (SCFSA)
SCFSA is an independent, self-funded organisation dedicated to preventing skin cancer and implementing a National Skin Cancer Screening Day, where South Africans can be screened for skin cancer free-of-charge.

South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences
The SASAS aims is to stimulate interest and support for all branches of the atmospheric sciences, both in South Africa and in the broader context, including the rest of Africa.

SunSavvy provides serviced sunscreen dispensers in schools, sports clubs and outdoor kids play areas, thereby making sunscreen instantly accessible when and where it is needed.

Sun Skin
Sun Skin is the proud owner of the first mobile sunscreen pack for the family. This sunscreen pack provides the family the opportunity to make a small economically shaped sunscreen bottle available.

The Dark Side of Tanning
Protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR), sunburn, skin cancer and melanoma by adopting the five sun protection measures: seek shade, wear protective clothing, wear a broad-brimmed hat, wear sunglasses and apply SPF 30+ broad-spectrum water-resistant sunscreen.

Ultraviolet radiation and the INTERSUN Programme
The World Health Organization in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Meteorological Organization, the International Agency on Cancer Research and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection set up INTERSUN, the Global UV Project.