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Document ID (ISN)78846
CIS number 02-915
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2001
Convention or series no. 16512 D 10, 4-2001
Author(s) Miro L.
Title Risks from radiofrequency electromagnetic waves
Original title Risques liés aux ondes radioélectromagnétiques [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 4th Quarter 2001, No.133, 8p. 12 ref.
Abstract Biophysics of the interaction between radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation and human tissues are discussed, and the concept of specific absorption flux is defined. Health hazards are evaluated, in particular that of risk to the ocular lens. Other specific effects include effects on the central nervous system, behaviour, the endocrine system and the haematopoietic system. In occupational medicine, pathologies linked to the thermogenic effect that have been highlighted during clinical observations, epidemiological surveys and cases of active implants are discussed. Work aptitude conditions for jobs involving exposure are reviewed, and the procedures to be adopted in cases of accidental acute or chronic exposure and medical supervision of personnel are described. Finally, safety standards are presented and discussed.
Descriptors (primary) France; biological hazards; health hazards; radiofrequency radiation
Descriptors (secondary) case study; lens; epidemiology; work aptitude; face and eye protection; human experiments; in vitro experiments; neuropsychic effects; endocrine effects; medical supervision; medical examinations; encyclopaedia; standard; data sheet; eye injuries; skin injuries; diseases of blood-forming organs; diseases of central nervous system
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Non-ionizing radiation
Biological hazards