Measurement of UVA exposure to solar radiation

Wong, J. C. F. and Parisi, A. V. (1996) Measurement of UVA exposure to solar radiation. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 63 (6). pp. 807-810. ISSN 0031-8655

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Exposure to solar UVA radiation can lead to damage of DNA and other types of skin disorder. Conventional dosimetry using a single piece of polysulphone or CR-39 cannot provide accurate measurement of biologically effective irradiance for erythema for the UVA waveband. A package employing four dosimeters: polysulphone, nalidixic acid, 8-methoxypsoralen and phenothiazine has been shown to be effective for usage as a spectrum evaluator for evaluating the UVA source spectrum. In Brisbane, on a horizontal position, the spectrum evaluator requires about 5 minutes exposure in summer and about 20 minutes in winter. This amounts to about 10 mJ cm-2 of erythema UV.

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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 00:36
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 02:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: ultraviolet A; UVA; spectrum; dosimeter; erythema; biologically effective UV; irradiance; polysulphone; phenothiazine
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110304 Dermatology
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 > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.1996.tb09634.x

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