|Document ID (ISN)||62770|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Contract Research Report CRR 64/1994
||Driscoll C.M.H., Whillock M.J., Pearson A.J., McKinkay A.F.
National Radiological Protection Board
||A critique of recommended limits of exposure to ultraviolet radiation with particular reference to skin cancer
||HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1994. 19p. Illus. 78 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
||This report reviews biological experimental data on the effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation and compares them with current international and foreign (non-British) national recommendations. Compliance with the current recommendations appears to be sufficient to protect most Caucasians against acute skin effects. However, the data are less conclusive when considering protection of the eyes. Epidemiological data suggest that 40 years of occupational exposure of the skin at the limit recommended by the International Non-Ionising Radiation Committee (INIRC) may increase the normally low risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer by a factor of 3.
||United Kingdom; permissible radiation doses; skin cancer; ultraviolet radiation
||diseases of eyes and related structures; report; biological effects; erythema; hazard evaluation; skin diseases
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational exposure limits