Modelling human facial UV exposure

Downs, Nathan J., Kimlin, Michael G., Parisi, Alfio V., & McGrath, John J. (2001) Modelling human facial UV exposure. The Journal of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society, 17(3), pp. 103-109.


There are strong links between exposure to UV radiation and both adverse health outcomes (eg. skin cancer, cataracts) and protective health outcomes (e.g. the production of vitamin D). The aim of our research is to develop methods of estimating cumulative UV exposure in a manner suitable for risk-factor epidemiology. We have developed a flexible computer model that determines UV exposure over the human facial region (utilising exposure ratios as determined by polysuphone dosimeters) for various solar zenith angles (SZA). By adjusting latitude and time of year, researchers can estimate cumulative facial UV exposure for particular geographical locations and time periods.

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ID Code: 8070
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: UV, ultraviolet, UV exposure, Vitamin D
ISSN: 1444-2752
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Australasian Radiation Protection Society
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:43

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