Shade provision for UV minimization: a review

Parisi, Alfio V. and Turnbull, David J. (2014) Shade provision for UV minimization: a review. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 90 (3). pp. 479-490. ISSN 0031-8655

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Abstract

Minimizing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is an
essential component of skin cancer prevention. Providing and
using natural and built shade is an effective protection measure against harmful UV. This article describes the factors that must be addressed to ensure quality, effective, welldesigned shade and recommends best practice approaches to improving the protection factor (PF) of shade structures. It identifies examples of interventions to increase shade availability and use, and examples of effective shade based on measured protection factors or measured reductions in UV exposures. Finally, this article considers examples of best practice for undertaking shade audits. The article is based on refereed articles and reviews, reports, conference papers and shade practice and policies from reports and on web sites. Articles for the Australian setting are considered first, followed by those in an international setting.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 The American Society of Photobiology. Permanent restricted access to Published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2014 02:14
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 04:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: shade; UV; erythema; skin cancer; UPF
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
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/php.12237
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25174

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