Category Archives: Health and Safety

How safe are coastal towns?

If you live in middle class North America or Europe, it is easy to become blasé about personal safety and petty theft. It’s not something you need to be concerned about. But in 3rd world Ecuador, you must be more vigilant or you’ll get burned.

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Daily forecast of Ecuador UV Index

Your mommy always told you to avoid the midday sun, and she was right! See the daily UV Index forecast, and you can see why. At the beaches in Ecuador, the UV index at midday is four times the index at 9:00 am.

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Avoiding Sunburn on Ecuador Beaches

According to the Hyperion Report from the Ecuadorean Civilian Space Agency, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia receive the highest UV radiation on the planet. What can you do to avoid sunburn when you go to the beach in Ecuador?

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