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Spectroradiometric measurements on sunbeds
Author(s): Harry Moseley; Marion Davidson; James Ferguson
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Paper Abstract

A survey was carried out on sunbeds in the city of Perth, Scotland (56N) and the surrounding area. UV radiation measurements were carried out using a calibrated double- grating spectroradiometer in 38 of the total 41 tanning units in the area. Data were analyzed using the SCUP-h action spectrum which is an estimate of the sensitivity of human skin to cancer induction from UV radiation of different wavelengths. Results showed that high power stand-up tanning units carry approximately the same cancer risk, minute for minute, as sunbathing in Southern Europe in summer.

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Date Published: 4 February 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3564, Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry II, (4 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339137
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Harry Moseley, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School/Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
Marion Davidson, Perth & Kinross Council (United Kingdom)
James Ferguson, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School/Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3564:
Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry II
Gregory B. Altshuler; Stefan Andersson-Engels; Reginald Birngruber; Peter Bjerring; Adolf Friedrich Fercher; Herbert J. Geschwind; Raimund Hibst; Herbert Hoenigsmann; Frederic Laffitte; Hericus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Editor(s)

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