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Document ID (ISN)54557
CIS number 90-1748
ISSN - Serial title 0787-0396 - Archives of Complex Environmental Studies
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Haider M., Groll-Knapp E., Kundi M.
Title Some theoretical viewpoints on combined effects of environmental factors
Bibliographic information Dec. 1989, Vol.1, No.1, p.7-13. Illus. Bibl.
Abstract In order to combine measurements for multiple environmental influences, measured values of different environmental factors may be transformed into a universal scale. Combined reactions may then be categorised according to effect levels and types of interaction. Examples are given of combined effects of noise and carbon monoxide on the inner ear and on the central nervous system, and of nitric oxide and carbon monoxide on blood parameters, performance and CNS activity in experimental animals. Effect levels and types of interactions due to annoying environmental influences are discussed, and a theory on man-environment systems and their possible destabilisation due to combinations of environmental factors is described.
Descriptors (primary) noise; environment; social aspects; health hazards; synergism
Descriptors (secondary) central nervous system; carbon monoxide; shift work; human behaviour; ear; theoretical analysis; animal experiments; atmospheric pollution; nitric oxide; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Noise