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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-377-1214, AT and T Long Lines, Atlanta, Georgia.

Authors
Murray-WE; Parr-WH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-377-1214, 1982 Nov; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00127561
Abstract
Exposures to radiofrequency microwave (RF/MW) radiation were investigated on September 21, 1981 at AT and T Long Lines (SIC-4811) in Atlanta, Georgia. The evaluation was requested by the employees on behalf of an unspecified number of workers using the microwave telephone relay facility. Radiation was measured around the transmitting equipment and on the roof at the base of the transmitting antenna. The highest RF/MW radiation measurement was 600 square volts per square meter (V2/m2) on the floor immediate at the transmitter; the OSHA standard is 40,000V2/m2. No radiation was detected at 5 to 10 centimeters from the source. Radiation leakage was stopped when the waveguide flange screws of the radiofrequency shields were tightened. No radiation was measured on the roof. The authors conclude that no RF/MW radiation exposure hazard exists.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Microwave-radiation; Employee-exposure; Radiation-exposure; Radiation-measurement; HETA-81-377-1214; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-4; Author Keywords: Telephone communication (wire or radio); radiofrequency; microwave; telephone relay station; nonionizing radiation
Publication Date
19821101
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-172527
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-377-1214
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4811
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
GA; OH
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