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HHE Report No. HETA-93-0734-2401, Santa Clara County Administrative Office Building, San Jose, California.

Authors
Tepper-A; Moss-CE
Source
NIOSH 1994 Mar:22 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00220120
Abstract
In response to a request from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 715, an investigation was begun into possible employee exposure to electric and magnetic fields at the Santa Clara County Administrative Office Building (SIC-9222), San Jose, California. Several cases of brain cancer in current and former employees had been reported, and an investigation by the California Department of Health Services had confirmed that the number of persons with brain cancer was statistically elevated. An on site visit was conducted to measure extremely low frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields both inside and outside the building in question. The average magnetic field levels ranged from 0.1 to 10.7 milligauss, and electric field levels ranged from 1.9 to 6.9 volts per meter. The measurements determined were typical for exposures in and around modern office environments. The authors conclude that no health hazard existed at the time of the survey from electric and magnetic fields in the ELF range. The authors recommend some measures to reduce the exposure levels.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-93-0734-2401; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-9; Radiation-exposure; Electrical-fields; Magnetic-fields; Electromagnetic-radiation; Office-workers; Office-equipment; Occupational-exposure;
Publication Date
19940301
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB94-193711
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-93-0734-2401
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
9222;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-93-0734-2401, 22 pages, 3 references
State
CA; OH;
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