Modelling human facial UV exposure

Downs, Nathan J. and Kimlin, Michael G. and Parisi, Alfio V. and McGrath, John J. (2001) Modelling human facial UV exposure. Radiation Protection in Australasia, 17 (3). pp. 103-109. ISSN 1444-2752

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There are strong links between exposure to UV radiation and both adverse health outcomes (eg. skin cancer, cataracts) and protective health outcomes (e.g. the production of vitamin D). The aim of our research is to develop methods of estimating cumulative UV exposure in a manner suitable for risk-factor epidemiology. We have developed a flexible computer model that determines UV exposure over the human facial region (utilising exposure ratios as determined by polysuphone dosimeters) for various solar zenith angles (SZA). By adjusting latitude and time of year, researchers can estimate cumulative facial UV exposure for particular geographical locations and time periods.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2001 Australasian Radiation Protection Society. Deposited with blanket permission of publisher. Paper given at 25th Australasian Radiation Protection Society Conference (ARPS 2000).
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:48
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 06:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: UV; solar; facial; exposure; polysulphone; dosimeter; skin cancer
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090303 Biomedical Instrumentation
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: C Society > 92 Health > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders

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