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Outdoors: UV/Ozone Outlook

For: Sunday, December 22, 2002

Ultraviolet Index/UVI Forecast

0-2
MINIMAL

3-4
LOW

Philadelphia, PA 1 (MINIMAL)
Atlantic City, NJ 1 (MINIMAL)
Dover, DE 1 (MINIMAL)
New York, NY 1 (MINIMAL)
Baltimore, MD 1 (MINIMAL)
Pittsburgh, PA 1 (MINIMAL)

5-6
MODERATE

7-9
HIGH

10+
VERY HIGH

Cover Up!
Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, is one of the leading causes of death today. It can be easily prevented by avoiding direct exposure to ultraviolet rays produced by the sun. Above is the UV forecast for the respective day and a key for dissemination. Frequent exposure at an ultraviolet index of 6 or higher can put you at serious risk for developing a cancerous lesion. Avoiding direct and chronic sun exposure between 10am and 3pm as well as wearing a suntan loation with SPF of 15 or higher and UV blocking articles of clothing can significantly reduce your risk.

OZONE/Air Quality Outlook

Atlantic City, NJ Good
Camden, NJ Good
Cherry Hill, NJ Good
Lehigh Valley, PA Good
Northern NJ Good
Philadelphia, PA Good
Southern NJ Good
Trenton, NJ Good
Vineland, NJ Good
Wilmington, DE Good

GOOD

MODERATE

No health impacts are expected.

Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.

UNHEALTHY*
(*-for sensitive groups)

UNHEALTHY

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged
outdoor exertion.

All individuals, including those with respiratory disease, are urged to limit outdoor exposure.

VERY UNHEALTHY

All individuals are strongly urged to limit or expunge outdoor exposure.