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Information and studies on laser safety
This webpage contains more detailed information about laser pointer safety. Click on the link to find summaries and links to the original sources.
Also, see our pages on laser/aviation hazard studies, which include research papers conducted by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
- 2006: Countering laser pointer threats to road safety. A description of technologies that can counter the threat to laser pointers. “... a frequency agile filter seems to be the most promising way .... [but] are not commercially available today.”
- 2013: 30 Laser pointers and eye injuries: An analysis of reported cases. A comprehensive overview done for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority by Löfgren, Thaung and Lopes. Reviews 34 cases where a laser pointer beam deliberately or accidentally entered the eye and caused retinal damage.