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J Photochem Photobiol B. 1999 Nov-Dec;53(1-3):7-11.

Comparative measurements of solar UV radiation with spore dosimetry at three European and two Japanese sites.

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Radiobiology Division, National Cancer Centre Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan.


Spore dosimetry of solar UV radiation has been employed in several field intercomparison campaigns carried out in summer months in Japan and Europe. The dose-rate profiles, total daily doses and personal daily exposures have been determined and compared at five sites based on the spore inactivation dose (SID). The maximum dose rate (0.83 SID/min) and the maximum daily dose (197 SID) observed at subtropical Naha (26.2 degrees N) are about three times those observed at subarctic Abisko (68.4 degrees N). The amounts of personal exposure during three European campaigns are moderate and show a tendency of inverse relationships with the daily doses.

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