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Erythemal ultraviolet exposure in two groups of outdoor workers in Valencia, Spain

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dc.contributor.author Serrano, María Antonia es_ES
dc.contributor.author Cañada, Javier es_ES
dc.contributor.author Moreno, J.C. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-21T04:22:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-21T04:22:04Z
dc.date.issued 2009 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0031-8655 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/104445
dc.description.abstract [EN] UV exposure is considered to be one of the most important risk factors in skin cancers, mainly in outdoor occupational activities. Outdoor workers receive regular and significant solar UV erythemal radiation (UVER). To quantify the UVER exposure of certain groups of workers, dosimeters are used to measure the biologically effective UV radiation received in the course of their daily work. Two groups of outdoor workers, composed of gardeners and lifeguards, were measured for UVER exposure using sensitive spore-film filter-type personal dosimeters (Viospor). The study took place in Valencia, Spain, in June and July 2008, and involved one group of four gardeners and another of five beach lifeguards for a period of 4 and 6 days, respectively. The gardeners' mean UV exposure was 4.13 +/- 0.60 SED day(-1), where 1 SED is defined as effective 100 J m(-2) when weighted with the CIE erythemal response function, whereas the lifeguards received 11.43 +/- 2.15 SED day(-1). The mean exposure ratio (ER) relative to ambient of gardeners was 0.09 +/- 0.01 and for lifeguards was 0.27 +/- 0.05. ER is defined as the ratio between the personal dose on a selected anatomical site and the corresponding ambient dose on a horizontal plane during the same exposure period. The lifeguards received the highest UVER exposure, although both groups had measured UVER exposure in excess of occupational guidelines, indicating that protective measures are necessary. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science within the research project CGL2007-61813. The authors thank the gardening staff of the UPV and the lifeguards and staff of the Red Cross for their cooperation in this study. We also thank the State Agency for Meteorology and the Generalitat Valenciana for providing us with access to their meteorological data. We finally thank the R&D&D&I Linguistic Assistance Office, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), for granting financial support for the linguistic revision of this paper. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing es_ES
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MEC//CGL2007-61813/ES/DOSIS DE RADIACION SOLAR UVB EN ESCOLARES VALENCIANOS/ es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Photochemistry and Photobiology es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject.classification FISICA APLICADA es_ES
dc.subject.classification MAQUINAS Y MOTORES TERMICOS es_ES
dc.title Erythemal ultraviolet exposure in two groups of outdoor workers in Valencia, Spain es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2009.00609.x es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Física Aplicada - Departament de Física Aplicada es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Termodinámica Aplicada - Departament de Termodinàmica Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Serrano, MA.; Cañada, J.; Moreno, J. (2009). Erythemal ultraviolet exposure in two groups of outdoor workers in Valencia, Spain. Photochemistry and Photobiology. 85(6):1468-1473. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-1097.2009.00609.x es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-1097.2009.00609.x es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1468 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 1473 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 85 es_ES
dc.description.issue 6 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\36738 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia es_ES


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