Accession Number:

ADA165831

Title:

Optical Hazard Evaluation of Dental Curing Lights, August-November 1985.

Descriptive Note:

Nonionizing Radiation Protections Study,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-14

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to evaluate potential ocular hazards associated with the use of dental curing lights and to make recommendations to eliminate exposure of personnel to hazardous levels of optical radiation. Dental curing lights can be considered nonhazardous under normal operating conditions for restorative dentistry. The operator may wish to reduce specularly or diffusely reflected luminances by using coloredtinted eyewear or by attaching coloredtinted clip-on plastic shields to the tip of the handheld gun.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE