Accession Number : AD0726558

Title :   Undesirable Effects in Working with Lasers (O Deistvii Neblagopriyatnykh Factorov pri Rabote s Opticheskimi Kvantovymi Generatorami),

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Butman,A. B. ; Ermolaev,E. A. ; Zhokhov,V. P. ; Kovach,R. I. ; Semenov,A. I.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The laser radiation does not only cause local changes in the eyesight, skin and other organs, but may also lead to general changes in the organism. In the experiment, it was established that after the eyes of the animals were subjected to laser radiation of low intensity, certain changes in the cardiac system, metabolism, hypophysial system -- cortex of adrennal glands -- and others were observed. In a number of cases these changes were quite manifest and persistent in character. The work with lasers may cause various local and general changes in the organism. This fact indicates that when operating a laser preventive and protective measures from possible detrimental effects caused by this basically new type of radiation should be taken. In addition, special attention must be paid to the preventive protection of the eyes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION HAZARDS, *LASERS), (*INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, LASERS), EYE, VISION, RADIATION EFFECTS, SKIN(ANATOMY), CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, METABOLISM, PITUITARY GLAND, ADRENAL CORTEX, PATHOLOGY, PROTECTION, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), USSR

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE