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  1. Fulltext. Assessing children's ultraviolet radiation exposure : The potential usefulness of a colorimeter.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study evaluated the colorimeter as an objective measure of children's ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure.

    Methods

    Fifty-eight children, ages 6 to 9 years, attended two summer measurement sessions, with 46 attending a subsequent winter session.

    Results

    Comparisons between summer sessions for the L* scale showed that only the upper arm significantly changed in the tanner direction, while b* scale values indicated significant tanning for all body sites.

    All exposed body sites changed significantly in the less tan direction between summer and winter measurements.

    Conclusions

    Using calorimeters to objective measure children's UV exposure has potential applications for skin cancer prevention programs.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Rayonnement UV, Soleil, Bronzage, Couleur, Peau, Colorimétrie, Méthode mesure, Evaluation performance, Exposition, Effet biologique, Saison, Prévention, Enfant, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ultraviolet radiation, Sun, Tanning, Color, Skin, Colorimetry, Measurement method, Performance evaluation, Exposure, Biological effect, Season, Prevention, Child, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0154172

    Code Inist : 002A08F02. Création : 21/05/1997.