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Proceedings of the Scientific Workshop on the Health Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields on Workers

1991
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 91-111

The possibility of adverse health effects from exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMF) has generated a heated controversy in recent years, "debated" before the public through the national broadcast and print media. The American worker would justifiably be concerned and deserves a clear message on this issue. It is usually the case with environmental exposures that workers are exposed "first and worst", as potentially hazardous chemicals, materials, and agents are introduced first for industrial purposes, and used in ways that expose workers to much higher concentrations than would generally occur in the community. This is true for EMF among certain occupations in utilities and other industries where frequent, persistent, or high exposures may occur.

Proceedings of the Scientific Workshop on the Health Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields on Workers [PDF - 6,029 KB]

 
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