Comparison of human facial UV exposure at high and low latitudes and the potential impact on dermal vitamin D production

Kimlin, Michael G., Parisi, Alfio V., & Downs, Nathan D. (2003) Comparison of human facial UV exposure at high and low latitudes and the potential impact on dermal vitamin D production. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 2(4), pp. 370-375.

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Abstract

The results presented in this paper allow for the estimation of the monthly UV exposure of the human facial region at various locations across the earth. The technique allows a graphical representation of the UV exposures over the face. The erythemal UV exposures as well as the vitamin D exposures to the human facial region have been investigated. The results gained in this paper, for a clear sky and constant ozone indicate that the sun's capability to promote the development of vitamin D in the human body does not follow the erythemal UV irradiances, in particular at high latitudes. For Amsterdam (52 degrees N) in late winter, approximately 20% more UV is required to produce 215 J m(-2) of vitamin D weighted UV than erythemal UV.

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ID Code: 8063
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author: m.kimlin@qut.edu.au
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DOI: 10.1039/b211830k
ISSN: 1474-905X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright (2003) Royal Society of Chemistry
Deposited On: 13 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 23:41

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