Understanding the UVA environment at a sub-tropical site and its consequent impact on human UVA exposure

Kimlin, Michael G. and Parisi, Alfio and Sabburg, Jeff and Downs, Nathan (2002) Understanding the UVA environment at a sub-tropical site and its consequent impact on human UVA exposure. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 1 (7). pp. 478-482. ISSN 1474-905X

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[Abstract]: Daily UVA and erythemal irradiance data on a horizontal plane at a sub-tropical site was measured during a period from March 2000 to February 2001. On a relative basis, UVA radiation was shown to be a greater concern to human exposure during the winter months than summer months. In summer (December to February), the peak daily UVA exposure was 205 J.cm-2 and in winter (June to August), the minimum daily value was 19 J.cm-2. The peak daily UVery exposure was 37 MED in summer and the winter minimum was 4 MED. The occupational work day UVA exposure to the vertex of the head was estimated using the collected UV data. The outdoor workers received 89% of the available UVA radiation whilst the home workers received 18% of the available ambient UVA radiation. This result parallels the exposure patterns of these two population groups, with the outdoor workers spending most of the working week outdoors, whilst the home workers spend small, intermittent time periods outdoors in the sun.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced with permission from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences located at: http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/pp/index.asp
Depositing User: Dr Nathan Downs
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2008 10:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: human UVA exposure
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029901 Biological Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029903 Medical Physics
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1039/b200844k
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3364

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