Examples of over exposure to UV light

Photoshoot gone badly wrong A photographic model suffered severe UV light induced erythema and keratopathy (an eye condition) following a photo shoot under UV-A blacklight. The person concerned initially complained of sore eyes and …
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UV-C dose required to kill microorganisms

Below is a list of microorganisms and the UV-C dose at 254 nm (displayed in J/m2) required to achieve a 90% (1 log reduction). UV dose (J/m2) = UV irradiance (W/m2) x …
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Comparison of UV light exposure limit values with natural sunlight

A useful perspective is achieved by comparing the UV light exposure limit values with examples of natural outdoor UV light exposure. Comparison of the UV-A light radiant exposure limit value (HUV-A max) …
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What are the adverse health effects from overexposure to artificial UV light?

The depth of penetration of UV light into human body tissue is low, therefore biological effects are mainly confined to the unprotected skin and eyes. Systemic effects may also occur. The biological …
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What are the Exposure Limit Values (ELVs) for UV light?

The level of risk for adverse health effects to the skin and eyes from exposure to UV light is determined by the UV light wavelengths present, UV light irradiance values and personal …
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What is UV light?

UV light (ultraviolet light), also referred to as ultraviolet radiation and UV radiation is invisible to the human eye. It occurs naturally in sunlight and is produced artificially, normally by either heating …
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‘Safety First with UV Light’ for industrial, medical and scientific applications

When ultraviolet light is mentioned many people immediately think of either sunbeds, counterfeit money detectors, insect traps or fish pond disinfection units. However UV light is all around us, not just occurring …
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UV blacklight fluorescent inspection processes improve quality control

Today, industry has a great than ever need for continuous development and implementation of good quality control procedures. The importance of quality and reliability, whatever the product, is paramount. Rejects cost time, …
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UV lights demonstrate the importance of hand hygiene in burns training

Our hand hygiene training kits are being used all over the world to increase the effectiveness of handwashing and help reduce infections. Interburns, who aim to transform burn care and prevention in low and …
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Applications for UV light in the workplace

When ultraviolet light is mentioned, many people immediately think of either sunbeds, counterfeit money detectors, insect traps or fish pond disinfection units. However, UV light is all around us, not just occurring …
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UV Safety in the Workplace webinar

This interactive webinar runs through the key considerations for assessment and control of UV light exposure at work in accordance with statutory regulations.

By the end of it you should know what actions need to be taken by your organisation to ensure safe use and compliance with your legal obligations.