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Document ID (ISN)103158
CIS number 04-97
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) ForssÚn U.M., Mezei G., Nise G., Feychting M.
Title Occupational magnetic field exposure among women in Stockholm County, Sweden
Bibliographic information July 2004, Vol.61, No.7, p.594-602. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; magnetic fields; women; non-ionizing radiation
Descriptors (secondary) cooking; exposure evaluation; air transport; cashiers, tellers and related clerks; dental services; personnel monitoring; job-exposure relation; retail trade
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Electromagnetic fields
Non-ionizing radiation