UV Protective Eye and Face Wear For Specialty Applications
Designed for long wearing comfort and to protect the user against most ultraviolet light sources
Improves contrast between the fluorescent area and the background by eliminating the “blue haze” interference
LUV-10 spectacles, generally recommended for sporadic, lower intensity UV sources fit easily over eyeglasses
LUV-20 goggles and LUV-80 face shield, for maximum protection from extended or high intensity UV exposure, adjusts to fit the face
Goggles and face shield meet ANSI specifications and OSHA standards
Ultraviolet light is a natural part of our environment, most commonly found insunlight. It is an invisible band of electromagnetic radiation just beyond theviolet end of the visible spectrum. This band is generally divided intoshort,medium and long wavelength regions that differ in their effects on thehuman body.
The short wavelength region, also known as far ultraviolet, germicidal or UV-C,extends from 180 to 280nm. Although it has little penetrating power, short wavecan cause severe burns to the eyes and skin. The usual artificial sources ofthis radiation are low pressure, mercury vapor lamps and certain other metalvapor lamps used in UV sterilization, chromatography, mineralogy, EPROM erasing,photochemical reaction, etc.
The medium wavelength region, also known as middle ultraviolet, erythermal orUV-B, extends from 280 to 320nm. It has high penetrating power and can seriouslyburn the eyes and skin. The usual artificial sources of this radiation are “sunlamps” used for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes and vitamin production.
The long wavelength region, also known as near ultraviolet, black light, Wood’slight or UV-A, extends from 320 to 400nm. Some people are overly sensitive toradiation in this region and may experience “blue haze” interference whenviewing sources of long wave UV.
Although everyone is exposed to UV sources natural and/or artificial on a dailybasis, unprotected and prolonged exposure to any form of UV light, includinglong wave UV, can result in cataracts and possibly cancer. Even brief exposurescan be hazardous if the intensity is high enough.