Field based measurements of personal erythemal ultraviolet exposure through a common summer garment

Parisi, A. V. and Kimlin, M. G. and Mulheran, L. and Meldrum, L. R. and Randall, C. (2000) Field based measurements of personal erythemal ultraviolet exposure through a common summer garment. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, 16 (3). pp. 134-138. ISSN 0905-4383

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The research in this paper quantifies the solar erythemal UV exposures to the skin through a common summer garment during outdoor activities. The erythemal exposures under the garment for the wet white garment exceeded a MED (minimum erythemal dose) at some anatomical sites in summer for a two hour period. An erythemal exposure of 1.7 MED, in excess of the occupational limit for UV exposure, was measured under the white garment during swimming for a one hour period. Clothing must form an important component of a UV protection strategy. However, it must be realised that total UV protection is not provided and significant UV exposures may be received beneath the garment, particularly for a white garment in the wet state. This re-enforces the necessity of a combination of several UV prevention strategies to minimise UV exposure.

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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.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:35
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 04:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: erythema; ultraviolet; garment; UPF
Fields of Research : 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: C Society > 92 Health > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.2000.160307.x

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