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Document ID (ISN)56027
CIS number 91-873
ISSN - Serial title Íko-Test-Magazin
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Paulus J.
Title Radiation by visual display units
Original title Strahlende Schirme [in German]
Bibliographic information 1989, No.6, p.24-26. Illus.
Abstract Sweden has set a stringent limit on the level of electromagnetic radiation emitted by visual display units (VDUs). Electromagnetic radiation by personal computers on the German market can be up to 40 times the level allowed by Swedish standards. A table provides information on the protection offered by various types of filters used on VDUs. Proof now exists that VDUs emit (even if in extremely small quantities) flame retardants such as dibenzofurans, which are highly toxic and particularly dangerous during manufacturing of the VDUs or in case of fire. An efficient ventilation is recommended until more restrictive standards are issued in Germany.
Descriptors (primary) electromagnetic radiation; electric fields; magnetic fields; permissible levels; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) expectant mothers; abortion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Office work
Occupational exposure limits
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Electromagnetic fields
Electricity