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Document ID (ISN)110285
CIS number 09-1354
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mee T., Whatmough P., Broad L., Dunn C., Maslanyj M., Allen S., Muir K., McKinney P.A., van Tongeren M.
Title Occupational exposure of UK adults to extremely low frequency magnetic fields
Bibliographic information Sep. 2009, Vol.66, No.9, p.619-627. 35 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess levels of occupational exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields (MF) in the United Kingdom and to test the use of a job-exposure matrix to assign exposures. Personal ELF MF dosimetry measurements were carried out continuously during three days in 317 subjects, who recorded their times spent in occupational, travel and various activities. Overall exposure was significantly higher at work than at home. Elevated average occupational exposure was found for welding trades, printers, telephone operators and filing and other records assistants. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; non-ionizing radiation; magnetic fields; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) printing industry; telephone exchanges; welding and cutting; dosimetry; statistical evaluation; office work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Electromagnetic fields
Non-ionizing radiation