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Document ID (ISN)62770
CIS number 94-1398
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0749-6
Year 1994
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 64/1994 NRPB-M454
Author(s) Driscoll C.M.H., Whillock M.J., Pearson A.J., McKinkay A.F.
National Radiological Protection Board
Title A critique of recommended limits of exposure to ultraviolet radiation with particular reference to skin cancer
Bibliographic information HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1994. 19p. Illus. 78 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; permissible radiation doses; skin cancer; ultraviolet radiation
Descriptors (secondary) diseases of eyes and related structures; report; biological effects; erythema; hazard evaluation; skin diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Non-ionizing radiation
Occupational exposure limits