The Hazards of Blue Welding Curtain Hazards of the Blue Transparent Curtain
1. Welding arcs are normally very rich in the blue light area. 2. Medical scientists have discovered that blue light is strongly absorbed in the retina tissues. This absorption, if at high energy levels like that found in welding, has the capability to ultimately cause ocular problems such as macular degeneration and retina damage. 3. Transparent welding curtains that are blue permit the transmission of a higher percentage of blue light than other color transparent curtains, which is why Wilson Industries does not sell blue transparent welding curtains. 4. Welding curtains, when reviewed, by scientist of the Army Environmental Hygiene Agency at Aberdeen Proving Ground, National Institute of Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California have recommended that blue transparent welding curtains be used only in very low amperage welding applications. No more than 40 amps with MIG welding and as low as 15 amps with Flux type welding applications.
The Alternative to Blue Transparent Curtains Wilson Spectra Curtain
1. Spectra Curtain, Orange See-Thru Welding Curtain transmits no blue light. 2. Spectra Curtain starts to transmit in the visible range at approximately 550 nanometers (nms). This is well beyond the U.V./blue light range of 200 nms to 490 nms. 3. Spectra Orange welding curtain, when reviewed, by scientist of the Army Environmental Hygiene Agency at Aberdeen Proving Ground, National Institute of Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California was found to be the safest transparent welding curtain manufactured. They recommended that Spectra Orange transparent welding curtains be used in almost all welding applications. From 1300 amps with MIG welding to 450 amps with Flux type welding applications. 4. The Wilson Spectra Orange See-Thru has five patents in its design to absorb, scatter and filter light. This manipulation of the light waves provides a better and safer work environment for the welder and surrounding coworkers.
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