Human UVA exposures estimated from ambient UVA measurements

Michael G. Kimlin*, Alfio V. Parisi, Nathan D. Downs

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The methods presented in this paper allow for the estimation of human UVA exposure using measured UVA irradiance values. Using measured broadband UVA irradiances over the period of a year, it was estimated that for humans in an upright posture and not moving the head with respect to the body, the nose received 26.5% of the available ambient UVA radiation, whilst the shoulders and vertex of the head received 81% and 100% respectively of the available ambient UVA radiation. Measurement of the exposure ratios for a series of solar zenith angles between 90° and 0° will allow extension of this technique to other latitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-369
Number of pages5
JournalPhotochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


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