Lifetime ultraviolet exposure estimates for selected population groups in south east Queensland

Parisi, A. V. and Meldrum, L. R. and Wong, J. C. F. and Aitken, J. and Fleming, R. A. (1999) Lifetime ultraviolet exposure estimates for selected population groups in south east Queensland. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 44 (12). pp. 2947-2953. ISSN 0031-9155

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The lifetime erythemal UV exposures received by selected population groups in South East Queensland from birth up to an age of 55 years have been quantitatively estimated. A representative sample of teachers and other school workers received (64+-22)x10^5 J m-2 to the neck compared to (4.1+-1.4) x10^5 J m-2 to the upper leg. A sample of indoor workers (bank officers, solicitors and psychologists) received approximately 2% less and a sample of outdoor workers (carpenters, tilers, electricians and labourers) received approximately 10% more to the neck than the school workers. These differences in erythemal UV exposures may influence the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version 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: 14 Nov 2013 02:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: polysulphone; UV; dosimeters; erythema; ultraviolet; dosimetry; non-ionizing; skin cancer; lifetime
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: 10.1088/0031-9155/44/12/307

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