Living at high altitude

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Here is my (Scott) translation of this alert from the Ministry of Public Health.  Note that the scale below the house says that no protection is needed at levels 1 or 2, protection is needed at levels 3 through 7, and extra protection or no exposure is recommended at levels 8 through 11:

The current atmospheric conditions of low relative humidity (few clouds) in Quito and in various provinces of the Sierra (high Andes) have resulted in readings of EXTREMELY HIGH ultraviolet radiation.  This situation is caused by episodes of photochemical smog, resulting in the ozone being at the lowest level of the atmosphere.

For today, Thursday the 21st of September, it is predicted in the city of Quito that the index of ultraviolet radiation (UV) will vary between 11 and 14, levels that are considered to be in the category Extremely High.

The Ministry of Public Health recommends that citizens in the entire Sierra region receive ZERO EXPOSURE.  Contrariwise, use sun protection, cover your head (hats or umbrellas), clothes that cover the whole body (not shirts with uncovered necks), preferably not black.  For your health, take precautions, especially if you have sensitive skin.

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About scottandjody

Scott and Jody have been married for 39 years and have six adult children and three grandchildren. Scott worked as a CPA for over 32 years and Jody was a homeschooling mom. They are now serving as missionaries in Quito, Ecuador with Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global).
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2 Responses to Living at high altitude

  1. Darrell and Sondra Holden says:

    Hey Scott, I quickly read the email that Ralph sent about this. Do you still have it and could you send it to us? I deleted it by accident and would like to keep it in our files. Thanks.

    *Blessings,*

    *Darrell and/or Sondra Holden *

    *Missionaries of Ripe for Harvest*

    *Serving with Reach Beyond and Extreme Response International*

    *www.ReachBeyondTheMountains.com *

    On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:23 PM, Adventures in Middle Earth wrote:

    > scottandjody posted: ” Here is my (Scott) translation of this alert from > the Ministry of Public Health. Note that the scale below the house says > that no protection is needed at levels 1 or 2, protection is needed at > levels 3 through 7, and extra protection or no exposure is ” >

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