Actinic ultraviolet exposures to humans assessed with a dosimetric technique

Parisi, A. V. and Wong, J. C. F. (1999) Actinic ultraviolet exposures to humans assessed with a dosimetric technique. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 9 (4). pp. 277-284. ISSN 0960-3123

Text (Accepted Version)

Download (102Kb)


A spectrum evaluator based on a system of four materials has been applied to the evaluation of actinic ultraviolet exposures to humans. The exposures were evaluated between early morning and near noon in summer and the actinic irradiances calculated ranged from 3 muW cm-2 to 5 muW cm-2. Simultaneously, the broad band irradiances which induced the actinic exposures and/or the biologically effective exposures for any other process may be evaluated with the method. The erythemal exposures ranged from 13 to 23 muW cm-2. The method can be useful both for solar UV studies and research with UV lamps which possess radiation wavelengths shorter than 295nm where the actinic and erythemal action spectra differ significantly.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 1110
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:35
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2013 01:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: actinic; ultraviolet; erythema; dosimeters; UV
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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/09603129973074

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only