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Increased solar radiation to “extremely high” in Mexico City In its report of 15: 00 hours, the atmospheric monitoring system explained that the level of ultraviolet ayos reached 11 units in two areas of the Valley of Mexico, so called on the population to take precautions. Mexico.- in two areas of the Valley of Mexico “extremely high” solar radiation is recorded, by which the system of monitoring atmospheric in the city of Mexico urged the population to take precautions to avoid damage to health. The body of the Secretariat of the environment of the Federal District detailed in his report of 15: 00 hours that the level of ultraviolet (UV) rays reached 11 units. Therefore reiterated its recommendation to the population to use cream with Blocker Sun factor protection 30 or higher, wear long sleeves and light coloured, use caps or hat, garments and lenses with UV filter. Also, urged to avoid directly exposed to the rays of the Sun and if it is possible to carry out any activity under the shade. As to the quality of air, system explained that the most polluted areas are the Southwest with 109 points in the index Metropolitan of the quality of the air (Imeca) for ozone, and the Centre with 101 units for the same pollutant. The rest of the areas in the Valley of Mexico maintain regular conditions, with 99 points of ozone in the Southeast, 89 in the Northwest with and 80 in the Northeast. The levels of other contaminants, such as oxides of nitrogen and sulfur, as well as carbon monoxide and suspended particles remain below standard in all areas, he concluded. Source: Milenio.com Very high” in the Valley of Mexico radiation In an hour, ultraviolet radiation (UV) index rose seven to nine-level, which is located in “very high”, reported the system of monitoring atmospheric in the city of Mexico (Simat). In his report of 13: 00 hours, the Agency of the Secretariat of the environment of the Federal District recommended to avoid directly exposed to the Sun and in case if necessary, make the activities under the shade. He pointed out that it is essential to apply creams with solar protection factor 30 preference or greater, use shirts or blouses of long-sleeved, put caps or hat, and glasses with UV filter. The Simat stressed that special attention should be on children, because they are vulnerable to damage from radiation. The quality of the air, the Metropolitan air quality index (Imeca) is below 100 points. Source: cronica.com By the solazo blocker and caps they distributed to students Three days that begin the Easter holidays, but five consecutive that the capital have been exposed to 11 and 12 degrees of solar radiation – considered by specialists as “extremely high” – yesterday the Secretaries of health and education of the city began a campaign of prevention, mainly in children. To do this, the owners of both units, Armando Ahued and Mario Delgado, respectively, announced that four pharmaceutical companies donated 100,000 “sunscreen” and an equal number of caps, which will be delivered to children in primary schools. In addition, despite these risks, the Secretary of health capital ratified that on Friday “start” the beaches “chilangas”, where also given sunscreen, the same as in the main roads that connect the city with the interior of the country. Both officials gave the “signal” output to 100 brigades, whose young people are dealt a total of 100 thousand caps and equal number of sunscreens among students of public schools primaras. For its part, Delgado Carrillo noted that the campaign is to avoid blows from heat and dehydration in children, so sent to the SEP a document with several recommendations to deal with this season of heat. “Such recommendations were ahead, between 8: 00 and 10: 00 am, the classes of physical education in the primary;” require teachers to ask the parents of children that these use sunblock; and do not expose children to the rays of the Sun and moisturize them. “But so far I have had no response,” lamented the Secretary of education of Mexico City.
Originally posted by zaper
reply to post by spydrbyte25
yes, Living over here in mexico, i can tell you temp falls 20¨´ degrees in minutes. Extreme hot in the middleday-afternoon and cold raining later. We had a weird "granizada" (ice chunks) and electrical storms the past 2 days. People are worried cause these are pretty inusual weather changes similar to days before the stronger EQ from the 1985 year when Mex City center was devasted.
edit on 19-4-2011 by zaper because: typo