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Evaluation of differences in ultraviolet exposure during weekend and occupational activities

Parisi, A. V., Meldrum, L. R., Kimlin, M. G., Wong, J. C. F., Aitken, J., & Mainstone, J. S. (2000) Evaluation of differences in ultraviolet exposure during weekend and occupational activities. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 45(8), pp. 2253-2262.

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Abstract

The weekday UV exposures to anatomical sites were evaluated for outdoor workers, home workers, adolescents, indoor workers, school staff, and students, in south-east Queensland, Australia. Additionally, the UV exposures on the weekends of school staff, school students, indoor workers and outdoor workers were evaluated. The weekday exposures per day ranged from 1.0 to 11.0 SED for winter to summer respectively. During spring, the ratios of the personal exposures divided by the ambient exposures on the weekend to the personal exposures divided by the ambient exposures on the weekdays to the neck, hand and left arm were at least 3.4, 2.0 and 0.67 for the indoor workers, school staff and students and outdoor workers respectively. The same ratios for the erythemal UV exposures over the year, estimated from the exposures on four days in each of the four seasons, were at least 2.3 for the school staff and at least 1.3 for the 13 to 19 year old school students. These results reinforce the importance of targeting prevention programs to both weekend and weekday exposures.

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ID Code: 8221
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: m.kimlin@qut.edu.au
Keywords: UV, ultraviolet, UV exposure
DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/45/8/314
ISSN: 0031-9155
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Institute of Physics
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:44

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