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Document ID (ISN)68627
CIS number 97-640
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.96-129
Title EMFs in the workplace
Original title Los EMF en el lugar de trabajo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, Sep. 1996, Dec. 2005. 4p. Illus.
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Abstract This data sheet concerns exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) in the workplace. Sources of EMFs are outlined along with average magnetic field exposures for different types of workers, health effects (some studies have associated high magnetic field exposures with increased cancer risks), exposure guidelines, and basic control measures (increasing worker distance from the EMF source, use of low-EMF designs where possible, and reduction of EMF exposure times).
Descriptors (primary) radiation protection; magnetic fields; electric fields; USA
Descriptors (secondary) electrical equipment; data sheet; cancer
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Electromagnetic fields
Ionizing radiation