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Document ID (ISN)51238
CIS number 89-277
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pearce B.G.
Title Allegations of reproductive hazards from VDUs
Bibliographic information Humane Technology, P.O. Box 2, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8EG, United Kingdom, 1984. 206p. Illus. Bibl. Price: GBP 15.00 (Europe), GBP 16.50 (elsewhere).
Abstract Proceedings of a conference held in London (United Kingdom), 29-30 Nov. 1984. Contents: epidemiology of spontaneous abortions, birth defects and prematurity; adverse pregnancy outcome amongst VDT operators - the cluster phenomenon; reproduction and work with visual display units - a pilot study; physical and chemical environments at VDT work stations - air ions, electrostatic fields, magnetic fields and PCBs; electric and magnetic fields around VDTs - review of biological efects, standards and practical solutions for reducing exposure levels; a manufacturer's viewpoint; a trade union response to the allegations of reproductive hazards from VDUs; visual display unit operation - possible reproductive effects; work and pregnancy in Montreal - preliminary findings on work with visual display units; review of the radiation emission surveys of VDUs.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; expectant mothers; visual display terminals; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; x-rays; USA; epidemiological aspects; ultraviolet radiation; electric fields; non-ionizing radiation; radiofrequency radiation; visible radiation; complications of pregnancy; abortion; permissible levels; exposure evaluation; epidemiologic study; ergonomic evaluation; health hazards; women; biological effects; conference; magnetic fields; Canada
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
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