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Document ID (ISN)38980
CIS number 83-105
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cox C., Murray W.E., Foley E.P.
Title Occupational exposures to radiofrequency radiation (18-31MHz) from RF dielectric heat sealers
Bibliographic information Mar. 1982, Vol.43, No.3, p.149-153. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract The exposure to radiofrequency radiation from dielectric heat sealers for plastics was measured for a group of 82 operators, mostly female, of whom 75% were of child-bearing age. Exposure measurements were made using electric (E) and magnetic (H) field probes. The geometric mean of the maximum measured exposures was ≥200V/m for the E-field and 0.094A/m for the H-field. 55% of the operators were exposed to E-field levels >200V/m and 21% to H-field levels >0.5A/m, the OSHA exposure standards. For the heat sealers evaluated, the frequencies ranged from 18 to 31MHz. The exposure range is sufficiently broad to make these operators adequate candidates for an epidemiologic study of the effects of RF radiation in the 10-100MHz range on reproductive functions.
Descriptors (primary) welding of plastics; radiofrequency radiation; antifertility effects
Descriptors (secondary) electric fields; exposure evaluation; magnetic fields; women; biological effects; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Non-ionizing radiation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures