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Dosimetric and spectroradiometric investigations of glass filtered solar UV.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17132042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aims of this paper were to investigate how glass-filtered UV irradiances vary with glass thickness, lamination of the glass and the effect of solar zenith angle (SZA), and to measure the glass-filtered UV exposures to different receiving planes with a newly developed UVA dosimeter. Spectroradiometric and dosimetric techniques were employed in the experimental approach. The percentage of the glass-filtered solar UV compared to the unfiltered UV ranged from 59% to 70% and was influenced to a small extent by the glass thickness and the SZA. The laminated glass transmitted 11 to 12% and the windscreen glass transmitted 2.5-2.6%. The influence of the SZA was less for the thicker glass than it was for the thinner glass. The change in transmission was less than 14% for the SZA between 48 degrees and 71 degrees. There was negligible influence due to the SZA on the glass-transmitted UV of the laminated and windscreen glass. The influence of the glass thickness in the range of 2-6 mm on the percentage transmission was less than 16%. The influences of the glass thickness and the SZA on the glass-transmitted UV have been incorporated in the use of a UVA dosimeter for the glass-transmitted UV exposures. The UVA dosimeter was employed in the field to measure the glass-filtered UV exposures to different receiving planes. The UVA dosimeter reported has the potential for personal solar UVA exposure measurements.
Alfio V Parisi; David J Turnbull; Michael G Kimlin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photochemistry and photobiology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0031-8655     ISO Abbreviation:  Photochem. Photobiol.     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-18     Completed Date:  2007-11-13     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376425     Medline TA:  Photochem Photobiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet / instrumentation*
Grant Support
R01 CA101602-01A2/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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