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Document ID (ISN)63837
CIS number 95-313
ISSN - Serial title 0867-8383 - Polish Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Korniewicz H.R.
Title Skin nerve stimulation caused by low frequency electric field
Bibliographic information 1993, Vol.6, No.4, p.417-424. 15 ref.
Abstract Radiated power from certain radio transmitters (1000kW) used in ship-to-shore communications generates strong electric fields which can cause unpleasant skin nerve stimulation in persons who touch nearby metallic objects. Such stimulation is caused by an electric current crossing the area of the skin in contact with the object. Results of a study on threshold current perception are presented. An important parameter in the characterization of nerve excitation for the range 1 to 100kHz is the charge flowing across the skin, membrane or other organs during one duty cycle. A table shows the magnitude of this charge and the effects for a range of current values.
Descriptors (primary) electric fields; peripheral nerves; threshold currents; skin
Descriptors (secondary) electric current; pain sensitivity threshold
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Electromagnetic fields