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NIOSH Testimony on Video Display Terminals by J. D. Millar, May 15, 1984.
NIOSH 1984 May:10 pages
This testimony concerned the work of NIOSH in the field of worker health relating to exposure to video display units. In general the research has indicated that the computer revolution has produced impressively few problems for worker health considering the scope of the technological change. Even so, the perception that video display units are harmful was widespread, causing continuing doubts. The question concerning the video display unit have included levels of radiation, psychological stress and musculoskeletal strain, and effects on reproductive function. Research had indicated that video display units were not a source of dangerous radiation, that there was some evidence that the units can increase both physical and emotional stress but that there are ways these side effects can be reduced, and that no physiologic mechanism has been advanced whereby use of video display terminals could impair reproductive function. A major epidemiologic study has been designed to definitively answer questions concerning effects on reproductive function.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Millar-J-D; Office-workers; Computer-equipment; Video-display-terminals; Reproductive-hazards; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Job-stress; Radiation-hazards;
NTIS Accession No.
Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders;
NIOSH, 10 pages
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