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Photochem Photobiol. 2014 Sep-Oct;90(5):1170-3. doi: 10.1111/php.12295. Epub 2014 Jul 14.

Ultraviolet Erythematic Radiation dose received by golfers in winter, in Valencia.

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Instituto de Ingeniería Energética, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain.


This article analyzes Ultraviolet Erythematic Radiation (UVER) dose received by several golf players in winter in Valencia. Playing golf involves spending several hours outdoors because of the length of golf matches and training. Moreover, in Valencia there are many golf players coming from northern Europe, with a phototype very sensitive (I-II). For that reason, these people have an increasing risk while playing. This article shows that harmful effects coming from UVER radiation may occur not only in summer time but also in winter, especially at these latitudes. VioSpor dosimeters have been used to develop this analysis over several golf players on January 2013 between 10:00 h and 15:00 h, local time.

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