World Health Organization launches new app for skin safety

The World Health Organization just launched a new app that you can think of as ‘another tool in the toolkit’ for your skin safety.

We caught up with Tampa resident Manuel Criollo as he spent the morning with his four granddaughters at their local splash pad.

They always use a lot of sunscreen.

“Before we go out and even when we are home and they play in the yard,” Criollo said.

He’s lived in Tampa for decades and takes skin protection seriously.

“It’s very important to me because of the damage the sun can do to the skin. Cancer nowadays, you’ve got to be aware of it,” he said.

Dr. Vernon Sondak, chair of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Department of Cutaneous Oncology, showed us how the new World Health Organization’s app called SunSmart Global UV works.

“We think that anything that brings attention to the dangers of overexposure to ultraviolet light from the sun is helpful,” said Dr. Sondak. read more