Samanek, Amanda J; Croager, Emma J; Gies, Peter; Milne, Elizabeth; Prince, Richard; McMichael, Anthony; Lucas, Robyn; Slevin, Terry
Objective: To examine the influence of geographical and seasonal factors on duration of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure of skin to produce recommended vitamin D levels without producing erythema. Design and setting: An ecological study using daily Ultraviolet Index (UVI) data collected in major population centres across Australia for 1 year (1 January - 31 December 2001) to calculate sun exposure times for recommended vitamin D production and erythema. Main outcome measures: Sun...[Show more]
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