|Document ID (ISN)||103158|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||ForssÚn U.M., Mezei G., Nise G., Feychting M.
||Occupational magnetic field exposure among women in Stockholm County, Sweden
||July 2004, Vol.61, No.7, p.594-602. Illus. 17 ref.
||Most epidemiological studies on occupational magnetic field exposure have been based on men. The objective of this study was to create a job-exposure matrix for occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields among women. Measurements were performed using personal magnetic field meters carried by the subjects for 24 hours on a normal workday. Subjects were volunteer Stockholm County women working in the occupations identified as common among women based on census data. 471 measurements were made in 49 different occupations. Parameters representing average and peak magnetic field exposures, temporal change in the exposure, and proportion of time spent above certain exposure levels were calculated both for the workday and for the total 24-hour period grouped by occupational titles. The occupations with higher than average exposure included cashiers, owner-operators of retail trade outlets, air stewardesses, dental nurses, cooks and post-office clerks.
||Sweden; magnetic fields; women; non-ionizing radiation
||cooking; exposure evaluation; air transport; cashiers, tellers and related clerks; dental services; personnel monitoring; job-exposure relation; retail trade
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations