Information on Vitamin D Synthesis / Erythemal UV

Japanese

Objectives

The National Institute for Environmental Studies has a network of UV monitoring stations consisting of 5 own stations and other cooperating institutes in Japan, and monitors harmful ultraviolet radiation continuously. However, UV radiation has a merit for vitamin D synthesis in human skin. Our group has developed a system to estimate the UV radiation necessary for vitamin D synthesis, as well as the amount of vitamin D synthesized in the body, and started to provide these data on the website.

What's New

2018-10-19
New stations have been added. Information of twelve stations are now on our website including mobile page.
2018-04-04
Mobile page for information on Vitamin D Synthesis / Erythemal UV has been released. Enter the site from the left hand menu.
2017-12-01
New information on Exposure Time for Vitamin D Synthesis / MED (Climatology) has been released on our website for 5 stations in Japan.

Contact

Office for Global Environmental Database,
Center for Global Environmental Research,
National Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Address : 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
  • Email : cgerdb_admin(at)nies.go.jp
  • FAX : +81-29-858-2645