Light transmittance in humans

Aaron Cohen aaron at Aware.COM
Thu Mar 17 16:39:47 EST 1994

Can anyone give me some numbers or a reference where I can
find out the transmittance of light through various
parts of the human body (hands, breasts, abdomen).
I assume that the numbers will vary with wavelength, but
I'd be happy with some ballpark numbers.

Thanks in advance,

(aaron at

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