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Sources and measurement of ultraviolet radiation.
  • B. Diffey
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Methods
  • 1 September 2002
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The biological effects of UV radiation vary enormously with wavelength and for this reason the UV spectrum is further subdividedExpand
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Solar ultraviolet radiation effects on biological systems.
  • B. Diffey
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Physics in medicine and biology
  • 1 March 1991
Ultraviolet climatology is outlined including atmospheric ozone and factors affecting terrestrial ultraviolet radiation. Solar dosimetry in photobiology and terrestrial UV monitoring are discussed.Expand
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The standard erythema dose: a new photobiological concept
Editor’s comment: Four colleagues from Europe and North America have written this editorial concerning a newly proposed photobiological term, the standard erythema dose (SED). This editorial isExpand
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Possible dosimeter for ultraviolet radiation
WHILE evaluating the weathering characteristics of the plastics polysulphone and polyphenylene oxide (PPO) we found that they both darkened when exposed to ultraviolet radiation1. We realised theExpand
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Outdoor ultraviolet exposure of children and adolescents
The weekday and weekend outdoor ultraviolet exposure‐ of young people from primary and secondary schools in three geographically distinct regions of England was determined over a 3‐month period inExpand
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Chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer: results of a controlled, prospective, randomised, multicentre trial.
Forty patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer were included in a prospective, randomised, controlled trial of multiple chemotherapy. The survival of 19 untreated control patients was compared withExpand
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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. If the instrument is used to record an‘erythema index’ at a site on the skin beforeExpand
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Sun protection with hats
Summary The degree of sun protection provided by various styles of hat at different anatomical sites on the head was measured using model headforms and ultraviolet‐sensitive film badges. It was foundExpand
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