Description and Application of a Personal Dosimeter for Measuring Exposure to Natural Ultraviolet Radiation

  • Brian Diffey
  • Tony Davis
  • Ian Magnus
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)


Personal doses of natural UVR have been measured using the polymer film, polysulphone. Applications of personal UVR dosimetry have included studies of UVR exposure to people in different environments, the relationship of UVR and drug photosensitivity of the skin, and the measurement of the anatomical distribution of solar UVR, particularly on the face.


Solar Altitude Drug Photosensitivity Office Personnel Personal Dosimeter Film Badge 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Diffey
    • 1
  • Tony Davis
    • 2
  • Ian Magnus
    • 3
  1. 1.Medical Physics DepartmentDryburn HospitalDurhamEngland
  2. 2.Propellants, Explosives and Rocket Motor Establishment Waltham AbbeyEngland
  3. 3.Photobiology DepartmentInstitute of DermatologyLondonEngland

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