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Document ID (ISN)36600
CIS number 81-1995
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) LindÚn V., Rolfsen S.
Title Video computer terminals and occupational dermatitis
Bibliographic information Mar. 1981, Vol.7, No.1, p.62-64. 2 ref.
Abstract Case studies have shown that a pricking sensation, itching and dermatitis on the face, after prolonged exposure to video display terminals, are probably due to electrostatic discharge between the skin of the worker and the screen. The effect is more pronounced in some individuals than others. The symptoms were reduced by using carpeting with antistatic qualities, increased air humidity, and grounded water or metal thread screens.
Descriptors (primary) static electricity; office work; visual display terminals; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) case study; erythema; long-term exposure; static electricity elimination; skin eruption
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Electricity