1985:26 Light Resin Curing Devices -A Hazard Evaluation

This report has been worked out in an effort to give answers to some of the questions concerning curing devices used in the odontology. Recently such questions have frequently been submitted to the Institute of Radiation Protection and have mainly dealt with hazards from an ergophthalmologic point of view.

Overexposure to visible radiation may result in thermal damages in the retina, which are permanent, or retinal photochemical injuries (blue light injuries) which are considered to be reversible.

A sample of devices in the market has· been investigated and the results have been compaired to existing recommended exposure limits.