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Document ID (ISN)59837
CIS number 93-645
ISSN - Serial title 0210-6612 - Salud y trabajo
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lanchas Alfonso I., Maldonado González J., Gómez Cano M.
Title Ultrasound - Health risks in occupational exposure
Original title Ultrasonidos - Riesgos para la salud en la exposición laboral [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1990, No.80, p.41-45. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Historical overview, biophysical basis, and industrial applications of ultrasound are provided. Thermal, cavitation and mechanical effects, and interaction mechanisms of ultrasound with biological tissues are described. The physiological effects of air-transmitted ultrasound, both in experimental animals and man, and contact exposure to ultrasound are discussed. It is concluded that more epidemiological studies on the occupational risks of ultrasound are needed.
Descriptors (primary) cavitation; biological effects; thermal effects; ultrasound
Descriptors (secondary)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise