When in Nepal remember to 'slip-slop-slap'!

A study conducted by researchers from Nepal and Norway has revealed that people living in Nepal are exposed to very high and extreme ultraviolet radiation, which causes skin cancer, photokeratitis and cataracts. The findings revealed by the World Health Organization is based on a three-year record of UV rays measurement in four areas of Nepal - Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lukla and Biratnagar. Lukla recorded teh highest ultraviolet index of 12.6. The recommendation of the study is that people in Nepal should avoid sleeveless clothes during the day and use sun screens. My recommendation is that Nepal should also start the 'slip slop slap' campaign - i.e. slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat when you go out to protect yourself against an increased risk of skin cancer.