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Ultraviolet radiation penetrating vehicle glass: A field based comparative study

Kimlin, Michael G. & Parisi, Alfio V. (1999) Ultraviolet radiation penetrating vehicle glass: A field based comparative study. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 44(4), pp. 917-926.

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Abstract

The solar UV transmitted through automobile glass was measured in the field in two cars using a spectroradiometer. The two cars were identical except that one of the cars had all of the windows (except the windshield) tinted. The measured spectral erythemal UV on a horizontal plane with the windows fully closed was reduced in the tinted car by a factor of 42 when compared with the erythemal UV measured in the untinted car. The ambient UVA irradiances at various locations within four different makes of car and a tractor were also measured with a broad band UVA hand-held meter. The average normalized daily UVA exposure (measured with a broad band UVA meter) was 1.3 times higher in a large family sedan when compared with that in a small hatchback and the UVA exposure in a car with tinted windows was 3.8 times less than in a similar untinted car.

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ID Code: 8227
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.
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Keywords: solar UV, ultraviolet, UVA exposure, UVA irradiances
DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/44/4/008
ISSN: 0031-9155
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:44

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