Field based measurements of personal erythemal ultraviolet exposure through a common summer garment

Parisi, Alfio V., Kimlin, Michael G., Mulheran, Liam G., Meldrum, Lennox R., & Randall, C. (2000) Field based measurements of personal erythemal ultraviolet exposure through a common summer garment. Photodermatology Photoimmunology Photomedicine, 16(3), pp. 134-138.

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The research in this paper quantifies the solar erythemal UV exposures to the skin through a common summer garment during outdoor activities. The erythemal exposures under the garment for the wet white garment exceeded a MED (minimum erythemal dose) at some anatomical sites in summer for a two hour period. An erythemal exposure of 1.7 MED, in excess of the occupational limit for UV exposure, was measured under the white garment during swimming for a one hour period. Clothing must form an important component of a UV protection strategy. However, it must be realised that total UV protection is not provided and significant UV exposures may be received beneath the garment, particularly for a white garment in the wet state. This re-enforces the necessity of a combination of several UV prevention strategies to minimise UV exposure.

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ID Code: 8226
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: UV protection, UV exposure, ultraviolet
DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0781.2000.d01-20.x
ISSN: 0905-4383
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:44

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