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Avoiding UV light hazards in the lab

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UV light sources are also found in the workplace, including labs, mechanical rooms, and shops. Sources include BSCs, certain types of handheld light sources, transilluminators, crosslinkers, and laboratory instruments such as spectrophotometers. According to the Health Physics Society: "Accidental UV overexposure can injure unaware victims due to the fact UV [light] is invisible and does not produce an immediate reaction.… Reported UV accident scenarios often involve work near UV [light] sources with protective coverings removed, cracked, or fallen off. Depending on the intensity of the UV [light] source and length of exposure, an accident victim may end up with a lost-time injury even though totally unaware of the hazardous condition." more


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