The National Institute for Environmental Studies has a network of 5 UV monitoring stations 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.
- Information on Vitamin D Synthesis / Erythemal UV was released on our website for 5 stations in Japan, i.e., Cape Ochi-ishi (Hokkaido) Rikubetsu (Hokkaido) Tsukuba (Ibaraki) Cape Hedo (Okinawa), and Hateruma (Okinawa).
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