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The effects of body size and orientation on ultraviolet radiation exposure

Parisi, Alfio V., Kimlin, Michael G., Wong, Joe C., & Fleming, Rosanne M. (1996) The effects of body size and orientation on ultraviolet radiation exposure. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 12(2), pp. 66-72.

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Abstract

A method has been developed for determining the UV and erythemal exposures to the entire body. The difference between the ambient erythemal exposure and that to the body compared to the ambient exposure may be as high as 76%. The height, orientation, and overall height had a minimal effect on the exposure to the body with size, time of day and time of year having a significant effect. The diffuse component of UV to a side of the body ranged from 20% to 41% between different times of the year with different levels of cloud cover. The ratio of the body to the ambient erythemal exposures varied from 0.24 to 0.61 with the time of day and time of year with the smaller value for periods of high solar altitude.

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ID Code: 8394
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: UV, dosimeters, polysulphone, erythema, exposure, shape, skin cancer
ISSN: 0905-4383
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 1996 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:44

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