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Document ID (ISN)106554
CIS number 07-697
ISBN(s) 92-4-157232-9
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 232
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Static fields
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2006. xvii, 351p. Illus. Approx. 500 ref. Price: CHF 54.00 (CHF 37.80 in developing countries). Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract Medical imaging devices, trains and television sets are examples of man-made equipment that can generate static magnetic or electric fields. In some areas of research and medical imaging, stronger and stronger static magnetic fields are being used. This environmental health criteria document reviews current knowledge on potential health consequences of static fields. Topics addressed: definition, sources and measurement of static electric and magnetic fields; interactions with the human body; dosimetry; studies of effects on cell cultures and animals; possible effects on humans; health risk assessment; protection of the public and workers; needs for further research. The document includes a glossary and detailed summaries in Russian, French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; static electricity; magnetic fields; health hazards; electric fields
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiological aspects; animal experiments; field strength measurement; magnetic resonance imaging; glossary; criteria document; dosimetry
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Electromagnetic fields