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ID (ISN) del documento54806
Número CIS 90-2043
Año 1989
Número de serie Undersökningsrapport 1989:4
Autor(es) Knave B., Bergqvist U., Wibom R., Nilén H.
Título Symptoms and subjective discomforts in "hypersensitivity to electricity"
Título original Symptom och subjektiva besvär vid "överkänslighet mot elektricitet" [en sueco]
Información bibliográfica Arbetsmiljöinstitutet, Förlagstjänst, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1989. 34p. 5 ref.
Resumen Report on "hypersensitivity to electricity", based on anamneses for 32 patients. A diversity of symptoms and subjective discomforts were reported. 31 of the 32 subjects (97%) indicated diffuse skin disorders such as patchiness, rosacea, heat, prickly sensations, stiffness, itching etc. 20 persons (63%) presented symptoms of the nervous system, such as giddiness, tiredness and lack of energy, headache, difficulty remembering things etc. 17 persons (53%) also reported eye symptoms and disturbances of vision. The pathological symptoms were often pronounced and in 25% of the cases they resulted in sick leave. Symptoms affecting the nervous system were more persistent than were dermatological symptoms. 29 subjects (91%) referred to the display screen as the triggering factor, but other factors were also referred to: fluorescent light tubes, sunlight, electrical appliances, ventilation devices etc. Discontinuation of VDU work was the most effective countermeasure, especially for dermatological symptoms.
Descriptores (primarios) apreciación subjetiva; electricidad; hipersensibilidad; pantallas de visualización; síntomas
Descriptores (secundarios) trastornos de la función visual; informe; material eléctrico; enfermedades del sistema nervioso; dermatosis; anamnesis
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
País / Estado o ProvinciaSuecia
Tema(s) Fisiología del trabajo
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Electricidad
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)