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July 1950

Toxic Eye Hazards.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;44(1):173-174. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910020176015

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This is a manual prepared by a group consisting largely of engineers, physicists and chemists for the Joint Committee on Industrial Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, intended to provide information on the causes, prevention, medical characteristics and first-aid treatment of industrial eye injuries from chemicals. It is intended that the manual be employed by both medical and lay personnel.

Chapter 1 presents a description and discussion of specifications and tests of the National Bureau of Standards and the National Safety Council concerning equipment for protection of the eyes. Advice is given for setting up an industrial eye protection program. Instructive charts and illustrations provide a guide to the selection of appropriate industrial eye-protective devices and furnish convincing evidence for the need of organized industrial eye protection.

Chapter 2 presents tables of chemical compounds and their effects on the eye. At first

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