The purpose of this report is to provide useful and adequate information needed to minimise dangers associated with laser radiation in military and training activities of the Army. The assessment made in the report is based on the ability of laser beam to cause biological damage to the eye during laser system’s malfunction or inability to protect the military staff from laser radiation. Laser radiation is absorbed into the outer layers of the body and therefore its biological effects are mostly limited to skin and eyes. If the laser beam strikes a person, the effects of laser radiation are characterized by a very rapid absorption of energy. The damage that is caused depends on the exposed organ and tissue and presents a particular eye hazard where the lens can focus the beam.
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