Usage of a dosimeter spectrum evaluator for different environments

Parisi, A. V. and Wong, J. C. F. (1999) Usage of a dosimeter spectrum evaluator for different environments. In: 2nd Internet Conference on Photochemistry and Photobiology: Protection Against the Hazards of UVR 1999, 18 Jan-5 Feb 1999.

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The ranges of conditions and environments of a dosimetric spectrum evaluator previously developed and employed in the evaluation of the UV source spectrum have been considered in this paper. The complete system of four dosimeter materials can be employed for a total UV exposure of up to approximately 10 J cm-2. The exposure times required were influenced by the UV environment. The exposure times ranged from 20 minutes to 3 hours for filtered solar erythemal UV, 5 to 30 minutes for solar erythemal UV, 30 to 53 minutes for quartz tungsten halogen lamp erythemal UV, 10 to 15 minutes for plant damage solar UV and 90 minutes for plant damage UV from fluorescent sun lamps. In these environments, employing the system in open and well-ventilated conditions minimises changes in the dose response of the system due to temperature. The results in this paper provide a guide for the range of conditions and exposure times required for different environments for future research employing the dosimetric spectrum evaluator.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions. Authors are conference organisers.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:40
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2013 00:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: spectrum; UV; solar; dosimetric; dosimeter; exposure; skin cancer
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110304 Dermatology
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders

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