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Document ID (ISN)35212
CIS number 81-412
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kühne B
Title Influence of 50Hz electric fields of high strength on the human body
Original title Einfluss elektrischer 50-Hz-Felder hoher Feldstärke auf den menschlichen Organismus [in German]
Bibliographic information Medizinisch-technischer Bericht 1980. Institut zur Erforschung elektrischer Unfälle, Oberländer Ufer 130, 5000 Köln 51, Federal Republic of Germany, 1980. 76p. Illus. 69 ref.
Abstract Laboratory studies are described using currents of 19 and 20kV/m as found in the vicinity of overhead and electrical equipment at 380 and 1300kV: state of the art, design of tests and experimental layout, configuration of fields in the test booths, measuring equipment (critical optic flicker fusion frequency, reaction time, ECG, EEG), study method, evaluation methods and results. Even at field strengths of 20kV/m the test subjects had no ill effects, in contrast to the results of Russian studies. Field strengths of 10 and 20kV/m do not appear to have harmful effects on the human body.
Descriptors (primary) electricity; biological effects; electric fields
Descriptors (secondary) report; field strength measurement; human experiments; overhead electric lines
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electromagnetic fields
Electricity