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Document ID (ISN)53615
CIS number 90-620
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mackay C.
Title The alleged reproductive hazards of VDUs
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 1987, Vol.1, No.1, p.49-57. 43 ref.
Abstract This paper reviews the available evidence on the alleged reproductive hazards of VDUs. It concludes that it is unlikely that any threat is posed by irradiation. Poor design of the work station and job-related stress may pose a problem for some users. However, these reflect the way in which the VDU is used, and not the VDU per se. It is recognised that anxiety about VDU use needs to be taken into account. Current guidelines on VDU are introduced and briefly discussed.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; exposure evaluation; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) neuropsychic stress; job dissatisfaction; non-ionizing radiation; expectant mothers; abortion; stress factors; women; ergonomics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Exposure evaluation
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures