|Document ID (ISN)||56894|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0724-8679 - c't - Magazin für Computer-Technik
|Convention or series no.
||Poison in the computer - Toxic vapours as causes of diseases
||Gift im Computer - Giftige Dämpfe als Krankheitsursache [in German]|
||1990, No.10, p.44.
||Printed circuits and plastic enclosures of personal computers contain polybrominated biphenyl ether as a flame retardant. In case of fire, dioxins and dibenzofurans are produced. One case is reported in which an employee had high concentrations of these substances in the liver after work at a personal computer. Emission measurements during one hour of computer operation at 60°C confirmed the presence of high concentrations of dibenzofurans. Use of metal casings and substitution are named as preventive measures. A survey of flame retardants used by well-known manufacturers of personal computers is given.
||tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; dibenzofurans; dioxins; exposure; limitation of exposure; flame retardants; computers
||carcinogens; case study; design data; design of equipment; fire
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)