Environmental health hazards from high powered, infrared, laser devices

D. H. Sliney, K. W. Vorpahl, D. C. Winburn

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The potential health hazards associated with high power laser systems are not limited to the direct beam. In addition to the obvious hazards or direct beam exposure of personnel, environmental problems may arise from electrically energized equipment, excessive noise from the laser itself, and from hazardous 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

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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