Originally created 08/01/98

Notes dangers of laser pointers 080198 - The Augusta Chronicle



Laser pointers are being sold for less than $20. Please note the warning concerning damage to one's eyes.

Recently at the hunting show at the civic center I saw small children playing laser tag and shining each other in the face. I myself was targeted directly in the eyes from over 50 yards away by a 6-year-old.

Can you please look into the health hazard of these lasers and report to the public? Worst case scenario: "Hey Billy, look into this flashlight real close." Billy would then have done extreme damage to the retina of his eye -- something he may regret for the rest of his life.

Russell M. Oglesby, Evans



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