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Document ID (ISN)63619
CIS number 95-309
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chevalier A., de la Fayolle O., de la Forcade S., Lambrozo J., Coing F., Souques M.
Title Epidemiological surveillance of a group of workers exposed to very high energy electromagnetic fields in the French company Electricité de France
Original title Surveillance épidémiologique d'un groupe professionnel d'Electricité de France: les travailleurs sous très haute tension [in French]
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.55, No.3, p.183-188. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The certified sickness absence of 351 lines fitters working on live transmission lines running at 63kV or more was studied for the years 1989 and 1990 and compared with that of two groups: office workers not exposed to electromagnetic fields and a sample of EDF-GDF workers with comparable level of responsibility and age. The line fitters were numerous to leave their work for medical reasons but their absenteeism measured by the number of spells and the duration of absence per year was lower or equal to those of the two other groups. They seemed to have more accidents at work and fewer mental disorders. This study is the first stage of an epidemiological surveillance of occupational diseases of workers exposed to specific health hazards. It will be supplemented by a longitudinal study.
Descriptors (primary) work near electric lines; France; high voltage; exposure evaluation; epidemiology; live work; electromagnetic fields
Descriptors (secondary) electric fields; epidemiologic study; accident absenteeism; sickness absenteeism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Electromagnetic fields
Electricity
Exposure evaluation