ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences
ULTRA VIOLET LAMPS
Ultra violet lamps are used for demonstrating calcium, banding techniques in cytogenetics, sterilisation of laminar flow or bio safety units and in U/V fluorescence microscopy.
U/V light can damage the eye causing conjunctival burning.52 No attempt should ever be made to repair U/V producing equipment or re-centre light sources, without wearing safety glasses. Never look at unshielded U/V light. If a U/V burn occurs seek medical attention immediately.