Quantitative evaluation of the personal erythemal ultraviolet exposure in a car

Parisi, A. V. and Wong, J. C. F. (1998) Quantitative evaluation of the personal erythemal ultraviolet exposure in a car. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, 14 (1). pp. 12-16. ISSN 0905-4383

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Abstract

The erythemal ultraviolet (UV) exposures to the right hand, mid-arm, shoulder, chin, nose and left and right sides of the face have been evaluated in a car from the large family class and a car from the small car class. In the small car, the highest exposure site received 2.2 times more exposure than the highest exposure site in the larger car. In both cars, the highest erythemal exposures to the body sites are to the body region of the right shoulder, arm and hand. Over a six hour period, the erythemal exposure to the right shoulder of a person in the driver’s seat of the small car was 3.1 mJ cm-2.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: 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 00:35
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 22:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: erythemal; spectrum evaluation; ultraviolet; car; UV; erythema
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090303 Biomedical Instrumentation
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): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.1998.tb00003.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1126

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