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Document ID (ISN)39556
CIS number 83-663
ISSN - Serial title 0324-8542 - Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zaborski L., Szczepański C., Waśkiewicz J.
Title The effect of vibratory and acoustic conditions on ships upon the circulatory system during sea voyages
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.32, No.1-2, p.73-85. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Study of noise and vibration levels on an oceangoing vessel and examination of the cardiovascular system of the exposed seamen at the beginning and the end of a 5-months sea voyage (electrocardiography, maximum and minimum arterial pressure, heart rate). Levels of vibration in the engine room exceeded by about 8-10dB the proposed ISO admissible levels for an 8-h day, especially in the vicinity of the main engine. Noise intensity in the engine room and around the generators exceed admissible levels by about 12dB. Noise and vibration levels in other areas were not considered burdensome. Noise and vibration conditions had only a slight effect on the cardiovascular system, producing a slight fall in arterial pressure and a lower heart rate.
Descriptors (primary) noise; vibration; extra-auditory effects; ships; sea transport; cardiovascular disorders
Descriptors (secondary) vibration measurement; whole-body vibration; electrocardiographic changes; noise measurement; arterial blood pressure; exposure evaluation; pulse rate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Water transportation
Vibration
Noise