How much of a risk of UV damage to the eye is there from using spectroscopes and looking at hydrogen spectra, mercury vapor spectra, etc.? One lab text admonishes students not to “look directly” at the illuminated lamps. Do you think this – along with wearing the usually splash goggles - is sufficient precaution?
Ruth Ann Murphy, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology
Chairperson, Health Professions Advisory Committee
JAMP Faculty Director
Goldwater Scholarship Faculty Representative
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513-2599
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