Environmental health hazards laser devices

David H. Sliney, David H. Sliney, Kenneth W. Vorpahl, Duane C. Winburn

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The potential health hazards associaied with high-power laser systems are not limited to the direct beam. in addition to the obvious hazards of direct beam exposure of personnel, environmental problems may arise from electrically-energized equipment, excessive noise ffrom the laser ii5leif, and from hazardou5I fumes, gases, and vapors originating from components of the laser or from the target material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-179
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Environmental Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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