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Document ID (ISN)32103
CIS number 79-1607
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Moss C.E., Murray W.E., Parr W.H., Messite J., Karches G.J.
Title A report on electromagnetic radiation surveys of video display terminals.
Bibliographic information DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.78-129, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Dec. 1977. 20p. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract This survey of a newspaper printing plant was undertaken to evaluate the hazards of the different types and models of CRT display terminals. Low energy X-rays, gamma, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, radiofrequency and microwave radiation are produced. The instruments used for the measurements, including luminance, and the terminals are described. A literature review and findings of a previous survey are given to complete the information on the subject. All results agree that the radiation levels produced do not appear capable of presenting an ocular radiation hazard. Cataract and eyestrain causes are in doubt.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; visual display terminals; visual tasks; electromagnetic radiation
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; USA; survey; non-ionizing radiation; visual fatigue; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Office work
Printing, photography and photocopying industry