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Space-based estimation of the solar UV-B doses for psoriasis heliotherapy in Poland using OMI data for the period 2005–2011

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Space-based estimation of the solar UV-B doses for psoriasis heliotherapy in Poland using OMI data for the period 2005–2011
Abstract

A UV model is proposed to reconstruct the biologically weighted doses at the ground-level, erythemal, vitamin D3, and antipsoriatic effective doses, based on the space data from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on board of NASA EOS Aura spacecraft for the period 2005–2011. The model is training using the results of spectral UV measurements carried out at Belsk, Poland. The model outcome is verified using the UV spectra measured at Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. The model uncertainty is almost the same for all examined action spectra and comparable to that found in earlier studies on differences between the satellite overpasses and ground-based erythemal data. Antipsoriatic doses, taken during 2 h exposure periods near local noon, are reconstructed for selected sites in Poland to find if heliotherapy would be an alternative to standard treatment of psoriasis by tube irradiation in medical cabinets. Mountain-resort in the southern Poland, Zakopane, and rural-site in Central Poland, Belsk, are among the best location of potential heliotherapy centers in Poland for late spring/summer season. Łeba, resort on the Baltic Sea coast, is a potential heliotherapy center in June and July. The methodology to disclose possible heliotherapy periods over the territory of Poland could be extended to any region. It would help to prepare an optimal schedule of antipsoriatic heliotherapy that accounts for local weather conditions and medical standards of using UV cabinets.

► Model for surface doses: erythemal, vitamin D, antipsoriatic, based on space data. ► Sites and period of the year for effective antipsoriatic heliotherapy over Poland. ► Methodology for optimal schedule of antipsoriatic heliotherapy for other countries.

Keywords
UV radiation; Dose reconstruction; Satellite data; Psoriasis clearance; Heliotherapy
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology - Volume 117, 5 December 2012, Pages 240–246
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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