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what is the likelihood of getting cancer from shining a 1 watt laser on skin?

shined laser at hand until it got warm 10 seconds maybe from about a foot away

Related Topics: Cancer, Foot, Hand, Skin
 

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Unless it's for a very prolonged period of time, then low likelihood.  Infrared lasers don't have a very high frequency, so their radiation isn't dangerous; they're actually behind visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum.

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