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Walk-through survey report on radiation exposures from heat sealers at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, 3810 Paule Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.
Cox C; Murray B; Robinson C
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 088-32, 1980 Apr; :1-13
Workers at the Georgia-Pacific Corporation (SIC-307) in St Louis, Missouri were evaluated for inclusion in a cohort study of the reproductive effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposure. The intensity of the electrical and magnetic fields generated by several RF heat sealers were measured; both field levels were below the current recommended limits of 200 volts per meter and 0.5 amperes per meter, respectively. Examination of personnel records identified a small potential study cohort of workers employed in the RF heat sealing area, along with an appropriate control group. The authors conclude that this cohort of workers is not large enough for a reproductive health effects study. They recommend that these workers be combined with similar cohorts from other RF facilities to provide a sufficiently large study group.
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