Evaluation of differences in ultraviolet exposure during weekend and weekday activities

A. V. Parisi*, L. R. Meldrum, M. G. Kimlin, J. C.F. Wong, J. Aitken, J. S. Mainstone

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Abstract

The weekday UV exposures to anatomical sites were evaluated for outdoor workers, home workers, adolescents, indoor workers, school staff and students in south-east Queensland, Australia. Additionally, the UV exposures at weekends of school staff, school students, indoor workers and outdoor workers were evaluated. The weekday exposures per day ranged from 1.0 to 11.0 SED for winter to summer respectively. During spring, the ratios of the personal exposures divided by the ambient exposures at the weekend to the personal exposures divided by the ambient exposures on the weekdays to the neck, hand and left arm were at least 3.4, 2.0 and 0.67 for the indoor workers, school staff and students and outdoor workers respectively. The same ratios for the erythemal UV exposures over the year, estimated from the exposures on four days in each of the four seasons, were at least 2.3 for the school staff and at least 1.3 for the 13 to 19 year old school students. These results reinforce the importance of targeting prevention programmes to both weekend and weekday exposures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2253-2262
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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