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Document ID (ISN)66417
CIS number 96-996
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sun W.Q., HÚroux P., Clifford T., Sadilek V., Hamade F.
Title Characterization of the 60-Hz magnetic fields in schools of the Carleton Board of Education
Bibliographic information Dec. 1995, Vol.56, No.12, p.1215-1224. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract Magnetic field levels in 79 schools in Canada were measured. Average levels were lower than in many other occupational environments; typing rooms exhibited the highest levels. There was a trend for stronger fields in secondary schools than in elementary or intermediate schools. Sources accounting for the largest hot spots were wires in the floor and electric typewriters. Only 6 of the 350 identifiable hot spots were attributable to nearby high voltage power lines. Results show that magnetic fields in schools may be kept at levels below 0.1ÁT.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; magnetic fields; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) electrical equipment; magnetic testing; overhead electric lines
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Electromagnetic fields