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Document ID (ISN)108205
CIS number 08-684
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Villalba Benavides E.
Title Evaluation of the exposure of electrotherapy care personnel to electromagnetic radiation
Original title Evaluación de la exposición a campos electromagnéticos del personal de electroterapia [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2007, No.182, p.6-19. Illus. 7 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract Within the framework of a general evaluation of occupational hazards, an evaluation was undertaken on the exposure to electromagnetic fields among workers providing electrotherapy care. Following a description of electrotherapy equipment and techniques, and of the biological effects of magnetic fields, the evaluation procedure is described. Findings show that workers are exposed to levels of electromagnetic radiation far below threshold limit values. Recommendations are made concerning the surveillance of workers and the protective measures to be implemented.
Descriptors (primary) electromagnetic fields; physiotherapy; biological hazards; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; radiofrequency radiation; description of technique; field strength measurement; subthreshold exposure; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Electromagnetic fields
Biological hazards