Risk Assessment of Face Skin Exposure to UV Irradiance from Different Rotation Angle Ranges
AbstractUltraviolet (UV) is one of the environmental pathogenic factors causing skin damage. Aiming to assess the risk of face skin exposure to UV irradiance from different rotation angles, a rotating model was used to monitor the exposure of the skin on the face to UV irradiance, with skin damage action spectra used to determine the biologically effective UV irradiance (UVBEskin) and UVBEskin radiant exposure (HBEskin) causing skin damage. The results indicate that the UVBEskin is directly influenced by variations in rotation angles. A significant decrease of approximately 52.70% and 52.10% in UVBEskin was found when the cheek and nose measurement sites was rotated from 0° to 90°, while a decrease of approximately 62.70% was shown when the forehead measurement sites was rotated from an angle of 0° to 108°. When HBEskin was compared to the exposure limits (ELs; 30 J·m−2), the maximum relative risk ratios (RR) for cheek, nose, and forehead were found to be approximately 2.01, 2.40, and 2.90, respectively, which were all measured at a rotation angle of 0°. The maximal increase in the percentage of the average HBEskin for rotation angles of 60°, 120°, 180°, and 360° facing the sun to ELs were found to be approximately 62.10%, 52.72%, 43.43%, and 26.27% for the cheek; approximately 130.61%, 109.68%, 86.43%, and 50.06% for the nose; and approximately 178.61%, 159.19%, 134.38%, and 83.41% for the forehead, respectively. View Full-Text
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Wang, F.; Gao, Q.; Deng, Y.; Chen, R.; Liu, Y. Risk Assessment of Face Skin Exposure to UV Irradiance from Different Rotation Angle Ranges. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 606.
Wang F, Gao Q, Deng Y, Chen R, Liu Y. Risk Assessment of Face Skin Exposure to UV Irradiance from Different Rotation Angle Ranges. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(6):606.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Fang; Gao, Qian; Deng, Yan; Chen, Rentong; Liu, Yang. 2017. "Risk Assessment of Face Skin Exposure to UV Irradiance from Different Rotation Angle Ranges." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 6: 606.
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