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A 27-year-old male asked:

Can ultraviolet "black light" lamps safely be used as indoor light sources for extended time periods? or does a hazard exist that could cause photoxic injury?

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Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blacklight=UV: 'Blacklight' is Ultraviolet, the same frequency that causes sunburn. Extended exposure could damage skin. However, the intensity of the lights used for entertainment would take some time to cause real sunburn or retinal damage. see ( http://www.blacklightworld.com/Black%20Lights%20Everything%20You%20Need%20To%20Know.htm )
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