A Critical Assessment of Two Types of Personal UV Dosimeters (pages 215–222)
Gunther Seckmeyer, Marcus Klingebiel, Stefan Riechelmann, Insa Lohse, Richard L. McKenzie, J. Ben Liley, Martin W. Allen, Anna-Maria Siani and Giuseppe R. Casale
Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2011.01018.x
Electronic ultraviolet dosimeters (shown in the photograph) and polysulphone are often chosen to estimate personal UV exposures. By comparison with a reference spectroradiometer it is shown that while UV dosimeters are useful for their design purpose, namely to estimate personal UV exposures, they should not be regarded as an inexpensive replacement for meteorological grade instruments.