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ID (ISN) del documento59737
Número CIS 93-538
ISSN - Título de la serie 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Walsh M.L., Harvey S.M., Facey R.A., Mallette R.R.
Título Hazard assessment of video display units
Información bibliográfica Aug. 1991, Vol.52, No.8, p.324-331. Illus. 24 ref.
Resumen This report describes the results of a study of potential health hazards of video display units (VDUs). The specific elements of the study included characterising the emissions of ionising and non-ionising radiation and exposures to electromagnetic fields. There was no evidence that operators are exposed to electric, magnetic, or ionising radiation fields significantly above ambient levels. Significant X-ray leakage cannot occur under any credible conditions. In addition to the ergonomic aspects of VDU work, reports on the health aspects of VDU operators were investigated. The results of the study, based on the specific hazards evaluated, do not support allegations that VDU operation is hazardous beyond the identified transient discomforts associated with characteristics of the work performed. A high-profile employee education programme was initiated to minimise discomforts and unwarranted concerns.
Descriptores (primarios) radiación ionizante; radiación no ionizante; campos electromagnéticos; rayos X; pantallas de visualización; valoración del riesgo; riesgos para la salud; terminales de ordenador
Descriptores (secundarios) Canadá; valoración ergonómica; Ontario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaCanadá
Tema(s) Radiaciones
Broad subject area(s) Nuevas tecnologías
Navegación por categoria(s) Office work
Risk evaluation
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Non-ionizing radiation
Electromagnetic fields
Ionizing radiation