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Document ID (ISN)70034
CIS number 97-2029
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arnetz B. B., Berg M.
Title Melatonin and adrenocorticotropic hormone levels in video display unit workers during work and leisure
Bibliographic information Nov. 1996, Vol.38, No.11, p.1108-1110. 12 ref.
Abstract This report examines the assays of two hormones (melatonin and ACTH) in 47 office workers. Significant decreases were found in circulating melatonin, whereas for ACTH an increase of the blood levels occurred during video display unit work, but not on days off. A possible impact of the electromagnetic field of the video unit is discussed. Changes in ACTH levels might be explained by the work-induced mental stress.
Descriptors (primary) electromagnetic fields; mental stress; visual display terminals; hormones
Descriptors (secondary) determination in blood
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Electromagnetic fields