Senate Would Criminalize Laser Targeting of Planes
- Surgeons angry at laser rebuke. Charters, Lynda; Greenberg, Kenneth A. // Ophthalmology Times;9/1/96, Vol. 21 Issue 23, p1
Reports on government policy on the use of excimer lasers in eye surgery in the United States. Ophthalmologists' criticism on the Food and Drug Administration's slow approval of excimer laser systems; Rebuke of ophthalmologists' use of the system without prior approval.
- UK bans powerful laser pointers. Abbasi, Kamran // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/15/97, Vol. 315 Issue 7118, p1253
Reports that the British government has banned the most powerful laser pointers because they could cause retinal damage if shone directly into the eye. Findings of Ajoy Kar about the pointers; Different classification of the devices in Britain and the United States; Use of laser pens to impede...
- Laser-Pointer Safety Ordinance. // Public Management (00333611);May99, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p27
Focuses on an ordinance banning the misuse of laser pointers in Dearborn, Michigan. Terms of the policy; Importance of the rule.
- Pointing Lasers At Aircraft May Become Felony In Arizona. // AirGuide For the Frequent Flyer;2/3/2014, p63
The article reports on the insights of Representative Ethan Orr of Arizona on a legislation, which will consider pointing lasers at an aircraft as a felony.
- Dear Mr. Know-It-All. Koerner, Brendan I. // Wired;May2010, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p26
The article presents questions and answers on various issues including whether to tape over the labels on pill bottles prior to going through airport security, whether a stranger who broke the camera of a tourist should acquiesce to the latter's demand to buy him a brand-new Canon, and how to...
- FDA continues its crackdown on illegal excimer lasers. Zabel, Karen // Ophthalmology Times;10/01/97, Vol. 22 Issue 19, p64
Reports on the US Food and Drug Administration's continued efforts to crack down on users and manufacturers of illegal excimer lasers. Status of the agency's operations as of June 9, 1997; Licensed manufacturers of excimer lasers in the country; Agency's definition of black box lasers;...
- Ready, set, go... Dalwyn, Elizabeth R. // Ophthalmology Times;4/3/95, Vol. 20 Issue 14, p9
Reports on the plan of American laser companies to gain approval from the US Food and Drug Administration on the use of excimer lasers for photorefractive keratectomy.
- Laser hair removal: No training required? Kelsall, Diane // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 8, p743
The author reflects on laser hair removal operators in Canada who do not require a license. He comments that the organization Health Canada gives licence only to the machines required for laser hair removal and does not licence the operators in spite of effects such as scarring and burns. He...
- Laser hair removal a risky business in need of regulation, experts say. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 8, p755
The article discusses how laser hair removal is done by unlicensed operators in Canada. The organization Health Canada does ensure licensing of machines used in the procedure but does not specify who can perform it. This should be taken into consideration by the Canadian government as the...