Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety (non-laser)
In general, NIR tends to be less hazardous to humans than ionizing radiation (ionizing radiation has a wavelength less than 100 nm or a photon energy greater than 12.4 electron Volts). However, depending on the wavelength/frequency and the irradiance (or power density) value, NIR sources may present a human health hazard.
The Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Manual is intended to provide guidance in maintaining a safe NIR work environment on the campus. Please contact Eddie Ciprazo at (510) 643-9243 if you need additional information.