Quantitative assessment of human exposure - UVA radiation

Kimlin, M. G. and Parisi, A. V. and Macaranas, J. M. and Turnbull, D. J. (2005) Quantitative assessment of human exposure - UVA radiation. In: Environmental exposure and health. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (85). WIT Press, Southampton, United Kingdom, pp. 329-337. ISBN 1-84564-029-2


Humans are exposed to ultraviolet radiation in their normal day-to-day lives. Much research has been conducted into the impact of exposure to UVB radiation (280 – 320nm), whist research into impact of exposures to UVA radiation (320 – 400 nm) is gaining momentum. Exposure to UVA radiation has been linked to increasing the risk of skin cancer, DNA damage, ocular diseases and immunosuppression. Unlike UVB radiation, UVA radiation is transmitted through material such as window glass found in offices and homes.
Accordingly, humans are exposed to this radiation in environments where UV exposure is not normally associated (indoors).
This paper describes a prototype UVA dosimeter that is responsive to the UVA wavelengths only and does not respond to the UVB wavelengths and how this dosimeter can be used to assess personal UVA exposure.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Series title: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment vol 85
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 05:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: UVA radiation; solar UV; dosimetry
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090303 Biomedical Instrumentation
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.2495/EEH050351
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/14841

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