Spore dosimetry solar UV radiation: Applications to monitoring of daily irradiance and personal exposure
Earth and related Environmental sciences
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Environmental UV radiation can be quantified using spore dosimetry, which measures the inactivation of repair-deficient Bacillus subtilis spores dried on a membrane filter. The system exhibits highly selective sensitivity to UV radiation, not being affected by various environmental adversities, such as high and low temperature and humidity. Biologically-effective dose rate and cumulative dose of ambient radiation are measurable under various conditions at various places on the earth, including tropical, temperate, and polar sites. Applications to monitor the exposure at the surface of organisms including humans and plants have also been advanced.
CitationMunakata, N.; Makita, K.; Bolsée, D.; Gillotay, D.; Horneck, G. (2000). Spore dosimetry solar UV radiation: Applications to monitoring of daily irradiance and personal exposure. , Advances in Space Research, Vol. 26, Issue 12, 1995-2003, DOI: 10.1016/S0273-1177(00)00173-3.