Golfers and UV exposures: an application of miniaturised polysulphone dosimetry

Downs, Nathan and Schouten, Peter and Parisi, Alfio and Turner, Joanna (2008) Golfers and UV exposures: an application of miniaturised polysulphone dosimetry. In: 18th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, 30 Nov - 5 Dec 2008, Adelaide, Australia.


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Miniaturised ultraviolet (UV) dosimeters have been manufactured from polysulphone film adhered to lightweight cardboard frames measuring 15 mm by 10 mm with a clear circular aperture of 6 mm. The polysulphone film cast to a thickness of 40 μm was calibrated to the erythemally effective ultraviolet measured by a scanning spectroradiometer (Bentham Instruments, Reading UK) located at the University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba campus. The small, flexible miniaturised UV dosimeters were attached to the vertex, forearm and upper back of golfers and office workers during a series of 9-hole golf rounds run between February through to July 2008. The calibrated erythemally effective UV exposures were compared between the office workers and golf players. Results are presented for the golfers and office workers measured over varying solar zenith angles and weather conditions. The UV exposures of both groups measured in the period are further compared to recommended thresholds of UV for daily occupational exposure and for healthy vitamin D3 synthesis.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Publisher: Australian Institute of Physics
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Nathan Downs
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 06:43
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: golf, ultraviolet, erythema, vitamin D
Fields of Research (FoR): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029901 Biological Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029903 Medical Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques

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