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Document ID (ISN)62637
CIS number 94-1393
ISBN(s) 0-85951-368-8
Year 1994
Convention or series no. NRPB-R265
Author(s) Allen S.G., Blackwell R.P., Chadwick P.J., Driscoll C.M.H., Pearson A.J., Unsworth C., Whillock M.J.
National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB)
Title Review of occupational exposure to optical radiation and electric and magnetic fields with regard to the proposed CEC physical agents directive
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, Jan. 1994. vi, 66p. 51 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
Abstract Part 1 of this review considers occupational exposure to optical radiation, ultra-violet radiation, lasers and infrared radiation. It is concluded that if suitable control measures are enforced, there should be very few cases where optical radiation emissions from artificial sources exceed the ceiling levels in the proposed CEC Directive; areas where overexposure may occur are highlighted. Part 2 covers occupational exposure to electric and magnetic fields, static fields, extremely low frequency fields, broadcast and telecommunications, radar and navigation, heating, visual display units and other sources and identifies a number of areas where the action and hazardous activity levels proposed by CEC may be exceeded.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; European Communities; magnetic fields; exposure evaluation; permissible radiation doses; electric fields
Descriptors (secondary) heating systems; radars; report; electromagnetic radiation; ultraviolet radiation; electric lighting equipment; infrared radiation; filament lamps; discharge lamps; lasers; visual display terminals; telecommunications; comment on directive; arc lamps
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Electromagnetic fields
Occupational exposure limits