Beneficial vitamin D3 producing UV compared to damaging overexposure

Turnbull, David and Parisi, Alfio (2009) Beneficial vitamin D3 producing UV compared to damaging overexposure. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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The measured UV radiation in full sun and in shade and how this relates to vitamin D3 exposures for various latitudes throughout Australia is reported. Calibrated spectral and dosimetric measurements were employed to measure the UV radiation in the shade of numerous shade environments for varying solar zenith angles and seasons. This was for exposures to the horizontal, 45o and vertical planes; as well as to specific anatomical sites for the solar zenith angle range of approximately 5o to 80o and provides a comprehensive data set of the vitamin D3 exposures and the damaging UV exposures.
This research indicates that an improved approach to optimise UV exposures for the production of vitamin D3 is to utilise diffuse UV under shade in and around the middle of the day.

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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unpublished USQ project. This project was funded by the Cancer Council QLD.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2010 12:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: vitamin D; shade; sun; ultraviolet radiation; cancer
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
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 > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

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