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Document ID (ISN)55739
CIS number 91-618
ISSN - Serial title 0300-581X - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Prńventivmedizin
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kessler M., Korn M., Drysch K., Schmahl F.W.
Title The noise environment in landscape management and gardening - Noise exposure measurements and audiometric studies
Original title Lńrmbereich "Landschaftspflege und Landschaftsgartenbau" - Schallimmissionsmessungen und audiometrische Untersuchungen [in German]
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.25, No.8, p.352-356. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract The noise levels emitted by motor-driven gardening implements were determined in 2 horticultural enterprises. One specialised in landscape design, the other in the upkeep of public gardens. Measured noise levels of mowers, motor hoes, chain saws, power saws and wood grinders ranged from 85.6dB(A) to 103.1dB(A). Audiometric examination of 36 landscape gardeners revealed 17 cases of hearing loss which were in excess of age-related hearing loss.
Descriptors (primary) motor hoes; noise level; chain saws; horticulture; lawn mowers; hearing loss; epidemiologic study; pulpwood grinders
Descriptors (secondary) noise; agriculture; motor-driven gardening implements
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Hand and portable tools