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An analysis of a reported occupational exposure to infrared radiation.

Authors
Sensintaffar-EL; Sliney-DH; Parr-WH
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1978 Jan; 39(1):63-69
NIOSHTIC No.
00077181
Abstract
An infrared soldering device and an alleged injury associated with its use are described. After using the tool for 2-3 days, an employee complained of a burning sensation in both eyes and both hands. Four weeks later the employee was transferred to another type of operation. Clinical ocular examination revealed snowflake cortical opacities and stippling of the pigment epithelium. At 27 months after using the device, there was no evidence of any eye disease except for significant dryness of both eyes. Although no official infrared exposure standard exists, recommended standards are presented and compared with radiometric measurements of the device.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Nonionizing-radiation; Infrared-radiation; Eye-disorders; Skin-disorders; Hand-tools; Industrial-hygiene; Radiation-measurement; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Accident-prevention
CODEN
AIHAAP
Publication Date
19780101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1978
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0002-8894
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
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