Apps for Sun Safety

Since we were little kids (fine, maybe even grown adults) playing in the sand, knowing the day’s daily UV index rating was always a top propriety to staying healthy while having fun in the sun. 

Today is certainly no exception. With Memorial Day weekend and the official kickoff to summer less than two weeks away, we've complied a list of the top apps to keep beach goers across the country protected from the sun’s harmful rays all season long.

  • Sun Safety (Free for the Apple iPhone) SunSafety is a skin cancer prevention app.  It provides current weather information for any US city, along with useful, up-to-date sun exposure danger information with advice on how to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer.

  • UV Index (Free for Android) – This app is a simple, easy to use means of getting the UV index for the day. It works for all US states and territories, and by simply entering a zip code or city/ state combination this app provides the color coded UV index.

  • Coppertone MyUVAlert (Free for the Apple iPhone) - This handy iPhone application helps you with sun protection information for your whole family, offering local UV index forecasts, custom sunscreen reapplication reminders, individualized product recommendations, coupons, sun protection tips and more.

  • Handy Weather for Blackberry (Free for the Blackberry) – These worldwide weather forecasts include weather news and forecast for over 40,000 preset cities. The application is comprehensive with complete weather details (i.e. temperature, wind, pressure, humidity, UV index, real feel temperature, etc.).
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