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Document ID (ISN)105351
CIS number 06-945
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Akbar-Khanzadeh F., Jahangir-Blourchian M.
Title Ultraviolet radiation exposure from UV-transilluminators
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, Vol.2, No.10, p.493-496. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract UV-transilluminators use ultraviolet radiation (UVR) to visualize proteins, DNA, RNA, and their precursors in a gel electrophoresis procedure. This study was initiated to evaluate exposures to UVR among university faculty members, research staff and students of a higher education institution using UV-transilluminators. Findings suggest that the use of UV-transilluminators exposes operators to levels of UVR in excess of exposure guidelines. It is recommended that special safety training be provided for the affected employees and that exposure should be controlled by one or the combination of automation, substitution, isolation, posted warning signs, shielding and personal protective equipment.
Descriptors (primary) transillumination; exposure evaluation; ultraviolet radiation
Descriptors (secondary) warning notices; personal protective equipment; information of personnel; permissible radiation doses; dosimetry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Non-ionizing radiation
Lighting and colour