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Document ID (ISN)43018
CIS number 84-1820
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Butrous G.S., Bexton R.S., Barton D.G., Male J.C., Camm A.J.
Title Interference with the pacemakers of two workers at electricity substations
Bibliographic information Nov. 1983, Vol.40, No.4, p.462-465. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract 2 case studies of electrical engineers with pacemakers, who experienced pacemaker dysfunction (competitive rhythm in one case, inappropriately slow pacing in the other) when working near high-voltage electric lines (range 132-400kV). A protective suit that would prevent this kind of electromagnetic interference is described. In addition, there is a recent report of improved circuitry in pacemakers, which would lead to an electronic elimination of the interference.
Descriptors (primary) pacemaker wearers; electromagnetic fields; work near electric lines
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; electric current; electricity; United Kingdom
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electromagnetic fields