Effect of stretch on the ultraviolet spectral transmission of one type of commonly used clothing

Kimlin, M. G. and Parisi, A. V. and Meldrum, L. R. (1999) Effect of stretch on the ultraviolet spectral transmission of one type of commonly used clothing. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, 15 (5). pp. 171-174. ISSN 0905-4383


The spectral ultraviolet (UV) transmission through stockings was measured in field and laboratory based trials using a spectroradiometer. From these spectral UV measurements, the ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) was calculated. The UPF of stockings measured in the field was generally higher than that measured in the laboratory when using a quartz tungsten halogen light as the UV source. The UPF of 50 denier stockings decreased 868% when stretched 30% from their original size. Doctors recommending and patients using high denier stockings for patient photoprotection should be aware of the dramatic decrease in UPF when the stocking is in a stretched position, such as over a human leg.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 02:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: clothing; erythema; polysulphone; ultraviolet
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110304 Dermatology
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: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.1999.tb00079.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/13910

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