Research on Human Skin Laser Damage Thresholds
Final rept. Nov 1971-Jun 1974
CINCINNATI UNIV OH DEPT OF DERMATOLOGY AND LASER LABS
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The report gives the results of a two-year study to determine the lowest radiant exposure levels at which the first observable reactions occur on human skin exposed to electromagnetic radiations emitted by normal mode and Q- switched ruby, Q-switched neodymium-glass, carbon dioxide, argon and neodymium- YAG laser devices. The principal goal of the study was to establish the 50 percent probability dose for such minimal reactions observed one-hour post- exposure. Such minimal radiant exposure levels are defined, for the purpose of this report, as the fifty percent probability dose for minimal reactions, and are designated as MRD50 Minimal Reaction Dose, 50 probability.
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