Infrared Radiation Hazard Evaluation of the Rotary Forge, Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, New York, March-April 1978.
Nonionizing radiation protection special study,
ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The rotary forge at Watervliet Arsenal was surveyed for infrared hazards on 9-10 March 1978. It was found that levels of infrared exceeding protection standards for 10-second exposures were present at distances less than approximately 3 meters from the radiation source. This radiation would, however, be easily detected by exposed personnel due to body heating and would not, therefore, present a serious health hazard due to whole-body heating. However, eye protection against infrared was deemed necessary due to possible cataract formation from repeated exposures. Author