Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:50:47 -0500
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From: "Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann" <rmurphy**At_Symbol_Here**UMHB.EDU>
Subject: UV and gas discharge tubes
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Good Afternoon!

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?

Thank you.

Ruth Ann

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

Phone 254.295.4542

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