Two public swimming areas in Middletown have been outfitted with kiosks that show the real-time UV index and remind swimmers to protect their skin from the sun.
Veterans Memorial Park Pool and the swimming area at Crystal Lake were outfitted with SOLaware Technologies monitors in early July.
The Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center and the Middletown Health Department split the $250 monthly lease for sensors in an effort to prioritize prevention over treatment.
“The city picked it up and we joined the effort,” said Amber Kapoor, health education and grants coordinator at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center. “Middlesex Hospital recognizes the importance of prevention. In...