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Ranjbarian M, Rezaee F. Survey on severity of magnetic and electric fields around video display terminals and its association with health effects on operators. ioh. 2009; 6 (3) :17-21
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-223-en.html

Faculty Member of Shahid Beheshti University Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran. , M_ranjbariean@yahoo.com
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Background and aims

Intensity of Magnetic and Electric fields around visual displayterminals and its association on health effects were studied.

Methods

magnetic and electric fields intensities around 237 VDTs at distances 30¡50¡ 60 cm and different operating conditions (active¸ screen saver¸ shut down) with use of HI-3603 device  according to Svensk standard method were monitored.

 

Results

magnetic and electric fields Intensities at 30 cm were higher than standard and at 50 cm Monitors in all measurements were lower than standard (20mA/m MPRII, TCO) and (1V/m,TCO) Magnetic fields intensities of LCD monitors in rare side were higher than all other directions

and rise versa intensities of magnetic fields of cathodiC monitors were in front than other sides. Differences of magnetic and electric fields intensities were not significant in various operating conditions (screen saver and active operation). Comparison of chronic syndrome of  exhaustion in two groups of case and control, demonstrated higher of prevalence of symptoms such as shedding  tears, eye irritation and fatigue in case rather than control group.

Conclusion

at time of procurement of monitors TCO standard label should be noticed. During recess times, monitors should be turned off in order to reduce exposure to electric and magnetic  fields.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Safety
Received: 2010/03/8

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