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Document ID (ISN)75403
CIS number 00-1429
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pawlaczyk-Luszczynńska M.
Title Evaluation of occupational exposure to infrasonic noise in Poland
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1999, Vol.12, No.2, p.159-176. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract The results of infrasonic noise measurements performed in the work environment in Poland are discussed. The study concerned the noise emitted by 124 different types of industrial machinery, appliances and means of transport. The measurements were made in typical working conditions with reference to Polish and international standards. The sound pressure levels exceeded Polish admissible values in 4.0% of cases covered by normal workers' health protection, 62.1% of cases in observational dispatcher cabins and the like and in 74.2% of cases on administration premises, in design offices, etc. The hearing threshold of infrasound was exceeded in 66.9% of all industrial machinery and means of transport under study.
Descriptors (primary) infrasound; exposure evaluation; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) infrasound frequency; compressors; diesel engines; road work; chemical industry; foundries; fans; transport; industrial furnaces; grinding mills; noise measurement; Poland
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Exposure evaluation