Laser focus on illegal imports
3 May 2022

Illegal laser pointers that are being imported into the country due to incorrect product labelling is an issue being pinpointed to Australia’s Freight and Trade Alliance this month by ARPANSA scientist Dr Chris Brzozek.  

Close up of woman's face resting on bed wearing blocking sunglasses and about to be treated with a device by someone out of view
30 April 2020

ARPANSA’s Dr Ken Karipidis chaired a committee of the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) to develop a statement on exposure to non-ionising radiation for cosmetic purposes.

This survey that examined the occurrence of eye injuries caused by hand held lasers in Canada.

Compass for navigating radiation regulation
10 December 2019

How is radiation regulated in Australia? It’s a common question, and unfortunately the answer isn’t as straightforward as it could be.

17 January 2019

Lasers, intense pulsed light (IPL) sources and light-emitting diode (LED) phototherapy in the cosmetic and beauty therapy industry for providers and consumers.

17 March 2017

Analysis of Public Submissions - Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement in the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPLs) Sources and Lasers for Cosmetic or Beauty Therapy was published on 17 March 2017.

20 June 2017

Lasers can cause damage to the eyes. Do not point a laser at a person's face or eyes.

20 June 2017

The eyes and skin are the organs primarily at risk from exposure to laser light.

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