Optoelectrónica Icalma
Alvaro Casanova 329A #4, La Reina, Santiago, Chile
(569) 8-218-84-67, (562) 2301-73-30 , (569) 7-545-09-35

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The overall increase in pollution over the past 15 years has resulted in a decrease of the ozone layer, as noted by the World Health Organization (WHO). This has been specially noticeable in the Antarctic and strongly affects the southern hemisphere. As a result there is an increase in the ultraviolet radiation that people receive, especially in the skin and eyes. In summer, when the sun is at its highest point, 10 to 15 minutes are sufficient to produce a skin burn. In time, all these burns will produce spots in the skin, premature wrinkles, and in the most severe cases, skin cancer. The National Cancer Corporation (CONAC), in union with our company has conducted prevention campaigns since 2001.

It is impossible to prevent people's exposure to solar radiation on outdoor activities. A good alternative for prevention is to have a system that warns of the current levels of ultraviolet radiation and suggest protective measures to avoid its adverse effects on the skin.

Our company has developed and array of systems to measure ultraviolet radiation. One of them is the "Sunmaphore", a simple device that can be used effectively to alert about the current level of radiation and promote preventive actions. These devices are being used in beaches, workplaces, parks, etc. for protection of the people. Examples of Sunmaphres installed in several sites can be seen here.

Sunmaphore, Solmaforo Perú, ultraviolet protection
Sunmaphore minng inductry, UV protection
Sunmaphore in Arica
Sunmaphore in a beach in Perú
Sunmaphore in mining industry

Alvaro Casanova 329A #4, La Reina, Santiago, Chile
(569) 9 475-92-29