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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||UV, dosimeters, polysulphone, erythema, exposure, shape, skin cancer|
|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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