HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Sun exposure behaviors matched to dose of UV radiation received

CHICAGO Danish researchers found that sun exposure behaviors and personal characteristics are correlated with the dose of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) a person receives, according to a report in the February issue of The Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

UVR exposure is a well-known risk factor for developing skin cancer, according to the article. Guidelines of safe limits of UVR exposure have been issued by many international health organizations. These limits are determined using information on sun exposure collected by questionnaires, diaries and personal UVR dosimetry studies. Some UVR measuring devices (called dosimeters) can be affixed to the body or clothing and used to measure personal overall UVR exposure and cumulative UVR doses. To analyze individual sun exposure patterns, continuous UVR measurements need to be taken and matched to time of day and activity of the dosimeter wearer.

Elisabeth Thieden, M.Sc. (Pharm), of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues examined individual UVR dose patterns and sun exposure in 285 Danish volunteers with healthy skin ranging in age from 4 to 68 years. Participants in the study wore a dosimeter on their wrist to record UVR exposure and time every ten minutes.

The study took place in segments spanning three years: from June 16, 1999 to October 31, 1999; from April 5, 2000 to September 30, 2000; and from April 6, 2001 to August 31, 2001. Participants were instructed to wear the wrist dosimeters when they were outdoors, at least between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Participants were also given diaries for recording whether they wore the dosimeter each day, if it was a work/school day or a weekend/holiday, if they were abroad, if they sunbathed (how long) and if they exposed their shoulders or upper body to the sun (how long), and if they went to the beach. The unit of measurement for UVR exposure is called the standard erythema dose (SED).

The
'"/>

Contact: Elisabeth Thieden, M.Sc. (Pharm)
et01@bbh.hosp.dk
JAMA and Archives Journals
16-Feb-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Multi-center study shows direct link between residential radon exposure and lung cancer
2. Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children
3. Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.
4. Study examines racial differences among children to environmental tobacco smoke exposure
5. NASA awards $9.8 million NSCOR grant to UT Southwestern to study effects of space radiation exposure
6. Mothers exposure to air pollutants linked to chromosome damage in babies
7. Adults who had higher exposure to infant siblings have decreased risk for MS
8. National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure
9. New study links lead exposure with increased risk of cataract
10. Accumulated lead exposure may be an important risk factor for cataracts
11. Study highlights importance of pesticide worker dermal exposure

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/2/2020)... ... 02, 2020 , ... Columbia Southern University (CSU), a leading ... to Eric Simmons of Temecula, California. , CSU’s occupational safety and health ... master’s degree in occupational safety and health from the university, is the corporate ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... July 01, 2020 , ... ... botanically-derived terpenes, has officially released its new terpene infused product line including ... for consumers to enjoy cannabis terpene profiles and flavors worldwide. , “We’ve made ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 26, 2020 , ... The ... the revision and redesignation of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013 American National Standard for Suction ... PHTA is seeking member participation on the PHTA-7 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2020 , ... ... for essential workers and the general public. As a supplier of top-quality masks, ... a direct source for PPE equipment. President Priya Agarwal observed, “All of our ...
(Date:6/25/2020)... , ... June 25, 2020 , ... ... 2020 Best in KLAS Overall IT Services Firm, expanded its telehealth services ... , Led by seasoned telehealth expert and a Consulting Magazine “2020 Women Leaders ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/2/2020)... ... July 02, 2020 , ... AllenComm, the leader in transformative ... Omni Awards for visually compelling compliance training , onboarding , brand ... exceed client and industry expectations as a digital transformation partner for learning and development ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... ... Dexur’s analysis of medicare claims of hospitals within a 25-mile radius of ... Health Center , and Lutheran Hospital had the best value outcomes ... tracks a patient’s episode of care from the date of admission for 90 days ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 26, 2020 , ... ... The campaign brings together patients, healthcare providers, advocates, and scientists to spread awareness ... treatment for these devastating respiratory conditions. , More than 35 million ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: