Human UVA exposures estimated from ambient UVA measurements

Kimlin, Michael G. and Parisi, Alfio and Downs, Nathan (2003) Human UVA exposures estimated from ambient UVA measurements. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 2. pp. 365-369. ISSN 1474-905X

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[Abstract]: The methods presented in this paper allow for the estimation of human UVA exposure using measured UVA irradiance values. Using measured broadband UVA irradiances over the period of a year, it was estimated that for humans in an upright posture and not moving the head with respect to the body, the nose received 26.5% of the available ambient UVA radiation, whilst the shoulders and vertex of the head received 81% and 100% respectively of the available ambient UVA radiation. Measurement of the exposure ratios for a series of solar zenith angles between 90o and 0o will allow extension of this technique to other latitudes.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced with permission from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences located at:
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 13 May 2008 02:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: human UVA exposure
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029901 Biological Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029903 Medical Physics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1039/b207953d

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