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Document ID (ISN)50594
CIS number 88-2044
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Berg M., Lindel÷f B., Langlet I., Victorin K.
Title Absence of mutagenic response to radiation from a video display terminal
Bibliographic information Feb. 1988, Vol.14, No.1, p.49-51. 15 ref.
Abstract The standard Ames Salmonella test (TA 100) was used to assess the mutagenicity of radiation from a video display terminal. The Ames test is a sensitive assay that assesss the ability of a chemical to damage deoxyribonucleic acid. It has also been employed to assess the mutagenicity of electromagnetic radiation. An extremely short distance (62mm) from a video display terminal and an extremely high electrostatic field strength (250 kV/m) was employed. No mutagenic response was found in this test system.
Descriptors (primary) mutagenic effects; visual display terminals; electromagnetic radiation
Descriptors (secondary) electromagnetic fields; mutagenicity tests; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures