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Assessment of the risk from laser pointers
Author(s): Harry Moseley; F. Mark Tulley
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Paper Abstract

We have examined a number of laser pointers that have been removed form the possession of accused persons by police in Scotland. An analysis of the first 30 consecutive items has shown that 28 were Class 3B, with radiated power up to 9.3 mW. These are potentially hazardous if viewed directly. Transient exposure is unlikely to cause long-term damage but prolonged exposure may cause permanent retinal injury.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4156, Clinical Lasers and Diagnostics, (31 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413731
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Harry Moseley, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School/Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
F. Mark Tulley, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School/Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4156:
Clinical Lasers and Diagnostics
Patrick Brouwer, Editor(s)

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