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Document ID (ISN)51235
CIS number 89-276
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Undersökningsrapport 1984:25
Author(s) Gamberale F., Hallne U., Högström R.M., Knave B., Menckel E., Törnqvist S.
Title Health hazards of work in the production and distribution of electricity - Interim report 1: An in thetroduction to the "ELMILJÖ" in thevestigation
Original title Hälsorisker i arbete vid elproduktion och eldistribution - Delrapport 1: En introduktion till ELMILJÖ-undersökningen [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1984. 69p. Illus. 44 ref.
Abstract Presentation of a new Swedish research project concerning possible health effects of electromagnetic fields and spark discharges on exposed workers. Ca. 900 newly employed workers at different electrical powerplants will undergo health examinations, with particular attention paid to fertility and reproduction, the nervous system, subjective symptoms and haematology. The examinations will be carried out at different times over a 10 year period. A systematic measurement of the electric and magnetic fields and spark discharges will be carried out as well as an evaluation of relevant chemical factors. The work environment as a whole will be evaluated under controlled conditions. Results will be reported continuously over the period. The questionnaire forms which will be used in the study are appended.
Descriptors (primary) electric fields; electromagnetic fields; ongoing research; health hazards; power generation and distribution
Descriptors (secondary) antifertility effects; nervous system; blood; Sweden; electric sparks; work organization; report; types of work; electrocardiographic changes; musculoskeletal diseases; epidemiologic study; chemical hazards; noise and vibration measurement; medical supervision; subjective assessment
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Power generation and distribution
Electromagnetic fields
Electricity