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Document ID (ISN)61864
CIS number 94-693
ISBN(s) 92-2-108262-8
Year 1994
Convention or series no. OSH Series No.70
International Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee, International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)
Title Visual display units: Radiation protection guidance
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1994. viii, 53p. Illus. 93 ref. Price: CHF 15.00.
Abstract This ILO publication provides an overview of knowledge concerning radiation issues of work with visual display units (VDUs). Contents: principles of VDU construction; types, sources, measurements and levels of electromagnetic fields from VDUs; assessment of exposure and laboratory studies; health effects and human studies; organization of prevention and control measures. In appendix: statement of the IRCA Committee concerning alleged radiation risks from VDUs. As an overall conclusion based on current biomedical knowledge, it is stated that there are no health hazards associated with electromagnetic radiation or fields from VDUs. Further research is recommended, however, in particular in order to find out whether some skin complaints might be related to VDU work, and whether there might exist interactions between low-frequency magnetic fields and biological systems.
Descriptors (primary) visual displays; ILO; visual display terminals; electromagnetic fields; non-ionizing radiation
Descriptors (secondary) skin; magnetic fields; safety guides
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Electromagnetic fields
Non-ionizing radiation