Eye hazards of environmental lighting

D. H. Sliney

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A brief overview is presented of the occupational exposure limits for actinic ultraviolet radiations. Safety standards for optical radiation are still in a formative stage. Although it is possible to specify occupational exposure limits for the eye and skin to protect against acute effects, the limits' value in protecting against delayed effects from chronic exposure must await further study. As we learn more about the many physical factors that influence the adaptation of humans to their natural optical environment and understand why humans do not normally injure their corneas or retinas while out in the sun, we realize how important it is to carefully consider the many geometrical and spectral characteristics of an artificial light source to assure safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
VolumeVOL. 453
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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