# 17-26-072

exposure limit

HL

maximum level of exposure of a surface, usually the eye or skin, that is not expected to result in adverse biological effects

Note 1 to entry: Exposure limits for human safety of optical radiation, HL, are normally recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

Note 2 to entry: Exposure limits are often based on irradiance (e.g. for the skin), but where relevant, can also be based on radiance (e.g. the blue light hazard of extended sources).

Note 3 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-416 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12