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Document ID (ISN)34248
CIS number 80-1602
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) L÷vsund P., Nilsson S.E.G., Lindh H., Íberg P.┼.
Title Temperature changes in contact lenses in connection with radiation from welding arcs.
Bibliographic information Sep. 1979, Vol.5, No.3, p.271-279. 13 ref.
Abstract Soft contact lenses were tested with manual metal arc (MMA), tungsten inert-gas and metal inert-gas welding, both free hanging and applied to rabbit eyes. There was a great increase in temperature, especially with MMA welding. At 0.4m distance the lens temperature on the rabbit eye rose from 35 to 50░C within 6min. Most of the lenses dried out during the experiment, and there is a risk that the lens might adhere to the cornea. A safety glass screen (DIN 10A) prevented the rise in temperature in the lens.
Descriptors (primary) electric arc; contact lenses; arc welding and cutting
Descriptors (secondary) animal experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Welding and cutting