Evaluation of differences in ultraviolet exposure during weekend and weekday activities

Parisi, A. V. and Meldrum, L. R. and Kimlin, M. G. and Wong, J. C. F. and Aitken, J. and Mainstone, J. S. (2000) Evaluation of differences in ultraviolet exposure during weekend and weekday activities. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 45 (8). pp. 2253-2262. ISSN 0031-9155

Abstract

The weekday UV exposures to anatomical sites were evaluated for outdoor workers, home workers, adolescents, indoor workers, school staff, and students, in south-east Queensland, Australia. Additionally, the UV exposures on the weekends of school staff, school students, indoor workers and outdoor workers were evaluated. The weekday exposures per day ranged from 1.0 to 11.0 SED for winter to summer respectively. During spring, the ratios of the personal exposures divided by the ambient exposures on the weekend to the personal exposures divided by the ambient exposures on the weekdays to the neck, hand and left arm were at least 3.4, 2.0 and 0.67 for the indoor workers, school staff and students and outdoor workers respectively. The same ratios for the erythemal UV exposures over the year, estimated from the exposures on four days in each of the four seasons, were at least 2.3 for the school staff and at least 1.3 for the 13 to 19 year old school students. These results reinforce the importance of targeting prevention programs to both weekend and weekday exposures.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Alfio Parisi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:34
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2013 04:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: age factors; environmental exposure; occupational exposure; protective clothing; Queensland; radiation dosage; ultraviolet rays
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960202 Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/45/8/314
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1072

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