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Document ID (ISN)44850
CIS number 85-1587
ISSN - Serial title 0341-0900 - Angewandte Arbeitswissenschaft
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Istanbuli S.
Title Are there harmful health effects of radiation from VDUs?
Original title Gesundheitsschńden durch Strahlung am Bildschirm? [in German]
Bibliographic information 1984, No.101, p.33-42. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Critical study of the scientific literature on the health effects of radiation from visual display units (VDUs); the nature of electromagnetic radiation, measurement of x-rays, biological effects of ionising radiation, types of radiation produced by VDUs, x-ray emissions by VDUs. A comparison with naturally occurring radiations demonstrates that the risk from radiation produced by VDUs is actually lower than the risk from radiation due to natural sources. There is no scientific justification for claiming that radiation from VDUs can have harmful consequences for health.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; health hazards; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; radiation injury; comparative study; expectant mothers; x-rays; permissible radiation doses
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)