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In part two of his review of the occupational health issues associated with eye health, Gordon Tranter focuses on protection from damage caused by exposure to high intensity ionising and non-ionising radiation and the risk of damage from visually demanding work.
The eye is particularly vulnerable to physical and chemical damage, and such damage is often permanent, leading to irreversible effects on eyesight. In the first of two reports on occupational health risks to the eyes, Gordon Tranter explains how to understand the risk to eyes from contact with chemicals and infectious diseases.