Personal dosimetry of solar UV radiation for different outdoor activities.

  title={Personal dosimetry of solar UV radiation for different outdoor activities.},
  author={Erin Herlihy and Peter Gies and Colin R Roy and Morris Jones},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  volume={60 3},
Quantifying individual exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is critical to understanding the etiology of a number of diseases including nonmelanotic and melanotic skin cancers. Measurements of personal exposure to solar UVR were made in Hobart, Tasmania in February (summer) 1991 for six different outdoor activities using UVR-sensitive polysulfone (PS) film attached at seven anatomical sites. Concurrent behavioral and environmental observations were also made. To date many studies have relied… CONTINUE READING

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