|Document ID (ISN)||63403|
|Convention or series no.
||Documents of the NRPB 5:2
National Radiological Protection Board
||Health effects related to the use of visual display units
||HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1994. iii, 81p. Bibl.ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
||This report reviews epidemiological and laboratory studies relevant to the possible adverse health effects of electromagnetic emissions from visual display units (VDUs). The report concludes: animal and epidemiological studies offer no support to reports of increased spontaneous abortion rates nor of an increased proportion of congenital malformations in women using VDUs during pregnancy; skin diseases do not appear to be caused by electromagnetic fields from VDUs, although existing conditions may be aggravated; there is no evidence that VDU work results in a disposition to the formation of cataracts. A supplementary report reviews studies on electromagnetic fields and the risk of cancer.
||United Kingdom; electromagnetic radiation; health hazards; electromagnetic fields; visual display terminals; non-ionizing radiation
||literature survey; cataract; skin diseases; complications of pregnancy; glossary; epidemiologic study; animal experiments; teratogenic effects; carcinogenic effects; abortion
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Visual display terminals (VDTs)