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Document ID (ISN)52442
CIS number 89-1681
ISBN(s) 91-7464-383-5
Year 1988
Convention or series no. Arbete och hälsa 1988:12
Author(s) Gamberale F., Anshelm Olsson B., Eneroth P., Lindh T., Wennberg A., Andersson L.I., Hagman M., Johansson L., Ljungberg H., Törnqvist S., Östman U.
Title Acute effects of ELF electromagnetic fields - A field study of linemen working with 400kV power lines
Original title Akuta effekter av lågfrekventa elektromagnetiska fält - En fältstudie av linjearbetare i 400kV ledningar [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1988. 36p. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract 26 experienced linemen were studied for two days while they performed simulated, routine inspection of insulators on steel poles carrying a 400kV power line. The first day the inspection was performed on a power line in service. Mean exposure was estimated to be 28kV/m and 23.3µT respectively. The second day the same work was performed on an identical power line which was not in service. The possible effects of exposure were studied using automated behavioral performance tests, EEG, a mood scale and a questionnaire for the assessment of subjective symptoms. Blood samples were also collected for each subject. The analysis did not, however, reveal any signiicant difference between the two conditions which could be attributed to exposure to electromagnetic fields.
Descriptors (primary) work near electric lines; electromagnetic fields; nervous system; hazard evaluation; overhead electric lines
Descriptors (secondary) report; hormones; sensorimotor activities; health hazards; vigilance
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Electromagnetic fields