Accession Number:

AD0688871

Title:

SKIN LESION THRESHOLD VALUES FOR LASER RADIATION AS COMPARED WITH SAFETY STANDARDS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-24

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The large amount of skin surface makes this body tissue readily available to accidental and repeated exposures of laser radiation, and most laser safety programs include minimal radiation levels for skin exposure. However, the values suggested are generally those considered non-hazardous under worst case conditions and are not based on experimental evidence. This report briefly summarizes the few studies found in the open literature that might be considered pertinent towards establishing acceptable acute laser radiation levels for skin. The threshold lesion values given for both human and animal skin are discussed and compared with guideline values suggested for safe exposure levels.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE