Comparing variations in the UV facial exposure received by school children in south-east Queensland

Downs, Nathan and Parisi, Alfio (2006) Comparing variations in the UV facial exposure received by school children in south-east Queensland. In: 17th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, 3-8 Dec 2006, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

The study examines and compares the protective effectiveness of broad-brimmed hats at reducing the received solar ultraviolet facial exposure when worn by students while playing outdoor sport within a school environment. The preliminary results of a 12 month study program to investigate variation in facial exposure when playing basketball and soccer at a coastal location in South-East Queensland are presented. Facial cheek exposures were shown to be reduced significantly when broad-brimmed hats were used while playing soccer during both clear sky and overcast conditions. Maximum exposure levels received by school children were also shown to be less than those recorded by a rotating manikin headform when playing both basketball and soccer.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site.
Depositing User: Dr Nathan Downs
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: albedo, erythema, skin cancer, UV
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029901 Biological Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029903 Medical Physics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3361

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