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Solar ultraviolet radiation effects on biological systems.
  • B. Diffey
  • Physics, Chemistry
    Physics in medicine and biology
  • 1 March 1991
The effects of solar UV on human skin such as sunburn, tanning, vitamin D3 production, photo-ageing, melanomas and skin cancer are described and the effect of solarUV on the eye is discussed.
Possible dosimeter for ultraviolet radiation
Polysulphone is developed as a possible personnel dosimeter to measure exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation to satisfy two requirements for any ultraviolet dosimeter: wavelength response of the dosimeter and monotonic response as the ultraviolet dose increases.
The standard erythema dose: a new photobiological concept
An editorial concerning a newly proposed photobiological term, the standard erythema dose (SED), is presented to stimulate discussion about what appears to be a more useful measure of erythemogenic ultraviolet radiation.
Outdoor ultraviolet exposure of children and adolescents
It is found that primary school children received higher outdoor ultraviolet exposure than young people in secondary schools, and geographical differences in exposure could not be accounted for solely by differences in ambient ultraviolet.
Chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer: results of a controlled, prospective, randomised, multicentre trial.
The treatment was well tolerated and seemed to confer a significant prolongation of survival, comparing favourably with previous reports of chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy and may be useful in district general hospital practice.
A portable instrument for quantifying erythema induced by ultraviolet radiation
The design and performance of an instrument for quantifying ultraviolet‐induced cutaneous erythema are discussed and the difference between those two readings is essentially related to an increase in vasodilation and is largely independent of the melanin content of the epidermis.
Guidelines on limits of exposure to ultraviolet radiation of wavelengths between 180 nm and 400 nm (incoherent optical radiation).
Guidelines on limits of exposure to ultraviolet radiation of wavelengths between 180 nm and 400 nm (incoherent optical radiation)