Protection from solar erythemal ultraviolet radiation -simulated wear and laboratory testing

Wilson, Cheryl A. and Parisi, Alfio (2006) Protection from solar erythemal ultraviolet radiation -simulated wear and laboratory testing. Textile Research Journal, 76 (3). pp. 216-225. ISSN 0040-5175


[Abstract]: The effect of fabric type, colour, fit and wettedness on ultraviolet transmission through garments was investigated using a multivariate experimental design. Garments were assessed under conditions of simulated use in Queensland, Australia using polysulphone dosimeters. Dosimeters, placed against the skin and on the adjacent upper-surface of the covering garment, were used to measure solar erythemal radiation at selected sites on the torso. The effect of fabric type, colour, and wetness on ultraviolet transmission (UVR and UVB) was also determined under laboratory conditions using a spectrophotometer. Measurement of UVR using laboratory testing may mask the effect of variables on UVB transmission. During simulated wear, the fabric type and fit had the main effect on UVB transmission through the garments. To maximise protection high UPF fabrics should be constructed into garments with positive design ease and selected and worn as loosely fitting styles.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version unavilable.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2009 01:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: dosimeters, wettedness, colour, fabric, UVB, UVR, UPF
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0040517506060907

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