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Document ID (ISN)47710
CIS number 87-667
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guy A.W.
Title Health hazards assessment of radio frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by video display terminals
Bibliographic information IBM Office of the Director of Health and Safety, Corporate Headquarters, Old Orchard Road, Armonk, N.Y. 10304, USA, 2 Dec. 1984. 172p. Illus. 68 ref. Appendices.
Abstract This report reviews and summarises the findings of the literature, assesses the validity of the data, and analyses the possibilities of biological effects due to non-ionising radiation from VDTs. Discussed are: characterisation of the VDT operator environment; current safety standards; dosimetry and quantitative methods of exposure evaluation; reports associating VDTs and health problems; reported biological effects; mechanisms and thresholds for the interaction of non-ionising radiation energy and biological systems energy; conclusions and recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) radiofrequency radiation; visual display terminals; electromagnetic fields
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; report; hazard evaluation; biological effects; dosimetry; standardization; exposure evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Non-ionizing radiation
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Electromagnetic fields