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---->Laser Radiation between 180 nm and 1,000 μm - NEW GUIDELINES 2013!!

> Guidelines

Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Laser Radiation of Wavelengths between 180 nm and 1,000 μm. Health Phys 105(3):271-295; 2013.
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Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Incoherent Visible and Infrared Radiation. Health Phys 105(1):74-96; 2013.
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Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation of Wavelengths Between 180 nm and 400 nm (Incoherent Optical Radiation). Health Physics 87 (2): 171-186; 2004.
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Revision of the Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Laser radiation of wavelengths between 400nm and 1.4µm. Health Physics 79 (4): 431-440; 2000.
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Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Broad-Band Incoherent Optical Radiation (0.38 to 3µm). Health Physics 73 (3): 539-554; 1997.
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Guidelines on UV Radiation Exposure Limits. Health Physics 71 (6): 978; 1996.
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Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Laser Radiation of Wavelengths between 180 nm and 1 mm. Health Physics 71 (5): 804-819; 1996.
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Proposed Change to the IRPA 1985 Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation. Health Physics 56 (6): 971-972; 1989.
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Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation of Wavelengths between 180 nm and 400nm (Incoherent Optical Radiation). Health Physics 49 (2): 331-340; 1985.
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> Statements

ICNIRP Statement - Protection of Workers against Ultraviolet Radiation. Health Physics 99(1):66-87; 2010.
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ICNIRP Statement on Far Infrared Radiation Exposure. Health Physics 91(6) 630-645; 2006.
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Adjustment of Guidelines for Exposure of the Eye to Optical Radiation from Ocular Instruments. Applied Optics 44 (11): 2162-2176; 2005.
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Health Issues of Ultraviolet Tanning Appliances used for Cosmetic Purposes. Health Physics 84 (1): 119-127; 2004.
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Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDS) and Laser Diodes: Implications for Hazard Assessment. Health Physics 78 (6): 744-752; 2000.
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Laser Pointers. Health Physics 77 (2): 218-220; 1999.
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Translation* available here in:
Turkish, thanks to Prof. Suleyman Dasdag at Dicle University, Turkey and to Prof. Nesrin Seyhan

Health Issues of Ultraviolet "A" Sunbeds Used for Cosmetic Purposes. Health Physics 61 (2): 285-288; 1991.

Fluorescent Lighting and Malignant Melanoma. Health Physics 58 (1): 111-112; 1990.
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> Proceedings

Joint Publications with the World Health Organization (WHO) and EuroSkin

UV exposure guidance: a balanced approach between health risks and health benefits of UV and Vitamin D. Proceedings of an International Workshop. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Vol 92(1); September 2006 - ISSN 0079-6107.
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Joint Publications with the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) and the World Health Organization (WHO)

Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure, Measurement and Protection. Proceedings of an International Workshop, NRPB, Chilton, UK, 18-20 October, 1999. AF McKinlay, MH Repacholi (eds.) Nuclear Technology Publishing, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol 91, 1-3, 1999. ISBN 1870965655.

Joint Publications with the International Commission on Illumination (CIE)

Measurements of Optical Radiation Hazards. A reference book based on presentations given by health and safety experts on optical radiation hazards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, September 1-3, 1998. Munich: ICNIRP / CIE-Publications; 1999. ISBN 978-3-9804789-5-3.
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> Other Joint Publications

Joint Publications with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO)

Protecting Workers from UV Radiation. Munich: International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, International Labour Organization, World Health Organization; 2007. ISBN 978-3-934994-07-2.
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Joint Publications with the International Labour Organization ILO/IRPA/INIRC

The use of lasers in the workplace; A practical guide. Geneva: International Labour Office; Occupational Safety and Health Series, No. 68; 1993. ISBN 92-2-1082601/ISSN 0078-3129.

Joint Publications with the World Health Organization (WHO) & the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Global Solar UV Index - 2002.
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Global Solar UV Index - 1995. ISBN 978-3-9804789-0-8.
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Joint Publications with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Validity and Use of the UV Index: Report from the UVI Working Group. Health Phys 103(3):301-306; 2012.
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---> Reply to William B. Grant. Allinson S, Asmuss M, Baldermann C, Bentzen J, Buller D, Gerber N, Green AC, Greinert R, Kimlin M, Kunrath J, Matthes R, Plz-Viol C, Rehfuess E, Rossman C, Schz N, Sinclair C, Van Deventer E, Webb A, Weiss W, Ziegelberger G. Health Phys 104(1):115-116; 2013.
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Environmental Health Criteria 160: Ultraviolet Radiation. Geneva: World Health Organization; 1994. ISBN 92-4-157160-8.

Environmental Health Criteria 23: Lasers and Optical Radiation. Geneva: World health Organization; 1982. ISBN 92-4-154083-4.

* Please note that the English version is the reference. In case of discrepancies between the languages, the English prevails. ICNIRP does not take responsibility for the translated versions.