Human exposure to filtered solar ultraviolet radiation

Parisi, A. V. and Wong, J. C. F. (1997) Human exposure to filtered solar ultraviolet radiation. In: 1st Internet Conference on Photochemistry and Photobiology 1997, 17 Nov-19 Dec 1997.

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The erythemal exposure due to filtered ultraviolet radiation has been evaluated with a dosimetric spectrum evaluator in a glass enclosure to simulate a sun-room with glass roof and walls, in a greenhouse and in a small and large car. The ratio expressed as a percent of the erythemal irradiances to the shoulder of a person in an upright position inside each of the environments to those measured outside the enclosures were 5 to 7%, 1%, 1.2% and 0.7%. The average of the erythemal exposures to the facial sites over a six hour period were 0.05 MED and 0.02 MED for the small and large car respectively. Although the exposure was a fraction of an MED, the cumulative exposure received by humans in the above enclosures in a fortnight is of the same order of magnitude as that received during periodic leisure activities in the outdoor environment.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 06:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: skin cancer; filtered; UV; MED; erythemal; dosimeter; vehicle; glass
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
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