Electromagnetic fields exposure assessment among workers at broadcast centers in Poland

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618221
Title:
Electromagnetic fields exposure assessment among workers at broadcast centers in Poland
Authors:
Politański, Piotr; Aniołczyk, Halina; Gadzicka, Elżbieta; Bortkiewicz, Alicja; Zmyślony, Marek
Abstract:
Background: In the studies investigating the potential health effects of occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF), the key problem is the assessment of workers’ exposure. Electromagnetic fields exposure assessment requires determining maximum EMF levels, for the acute effect, and the dose absorbed, for the cumulative effect. A study was undertaken to determine EMF exposure in workers at broadcasting centers (BCs) in Poland. It was the first part of a comprehensive project on health effects of occupational exposure to EMF. Material and Methods: The study was conducted in 4 selected BCs. Spot measurements of electric field strength (E), and the results of E measurements that were made in the past for occupational hygiene assessments, were used for determining workers’ exposure to electric field. The parameters considered were the maximum E value (Emax), the weighted average E value (Eavg) and the E lifetime dose (Elifetime dose). Results: In the group of workers examined, the E values did not exceed 16.7 V/m for Emax (the occupational exposure limit (OEL) for work shift in Poland is 20 V/m), 2.9 V/m for Eavg and 1 500 000 (V/m)2×h for Elifetime dose. Conclusions: In view of the lack of dosimetry data, a retrospective assessment of BC workers’ exposure to very high frequency and ultra-high frequency EMF was conducted, which made it possible to estimate EMF lifetime dose for the workers. Since the EMF exposure levels at BCs did not exceed the admissible values, they can be considered safe to the workers’ health, according to the approach used for developing OELs for EMF exposure
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
Citation:
Med Pr 2018;69(5):477–482
Journal:
Medycyna Pracy
Issue Date:
31-Aug-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618221
DOI:
10.13075/mp.5893.00685
Additional Links:
http://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/EMF-exposure-assessment-among-workers-at-broadcast-centres-in-Poland,85511,0,2.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0465-5893; 2353-1339
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dc.contributor.authorPolitański, Piotren
dc.contributor.authorAniołczyk, Halinaen
dc.contributor.authorGadzicka, Elżbietaen
dc.contributor.authorBortkiewicz, Alicjaen
dc.contributor.authorZmyślony, Mareken
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-03T10:17:39Z-
dc.date.available2018-12-03T10:17:39Z-
dc.date.issued2018-08-31-
dc.identifier.citationMed Pr 2018;69(5):477–482en
dc.identifier.issn0465-5893-
dc.identifier.issn2353-1339-
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/mp.5893.00685-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/618221-
dc.description.abstractBackground: In the studies investigating the potential health effects of occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF), the key problem is the assessment of workers’ exposure. Electromagnetic fields exposure assessment requires determining maximum EMF levels, for the acute effect, and the dose absorbed, for the cumulative effect. A study was undertaken to determine EMF exposure in workers at broadcasting centers (BCs) in Poland. It was the first part of a comprehensive project on health effects of occupational exposure to EMF. Material and Methods: The study was conducted in 4 selected BCs. Spot measurements of electric field strength (E), and the results of E measurements that were made in the past for occupational hygiene assessments, were used for determining workers’ exposure to electric field. The parameters considered were the maximum E value (Emax), the weighted average E value (Eavg) and the E lifetime dose (Elifetime dose). Results: In the group of workers examined, the E values did not exceed 16.7 V/m for Emax (the occupational exposure limit (OEL) for work shift in Poland is 20 V/m), 2.9 V/m for Eavg and 1 500 000 (V/m)2×h for Elifetime dose. Conclusions: In view of the lack of dosimetry data, a retrospective assessment of BC workers’ exposure to very high frequency and ultra-high frequency EMF was conducted, which made it possible to estimate EMF lifetime dose for the workers. Since the EMF exposure levels at BCs did not exceed the admissible values, they can be considered safe to the workers’ health, according to the approach used for developing OELs for EMF exposureen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/EMF-exposure-assessment-among-workers-at-broadcast-centres-in-Poland,85511,0,2.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medycyna Pracyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectoccupational exposureen
dc.subjecttelevisionen
dc.subjectelectromagnetic fieldsen
dc.subjectexposure assessmenten
dc.subjectwork safety in electromagnetic fieldsen
dc.subjectradioen
dc.titleElectromagnetic fields exposure assessment among workers at broadcast centers in Polanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicineen
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen
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