Accession Number:

ADA053394

Title:

Review of Occupational Safety and Health Aspects of Electromagnetic Pulse Exposure

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This report describes the nature of the typical occupational exposure to electromagnetic pulses EMP received by personnel working at EMP simulator facilities and summarizes the medical surveillance observations collected on those personnel. Data from both informal observations and from comprehensive annual physical examinations of approximately 600 workers exposed to various EMPs over a number of years disclosed no adverse health effects attributable to EMP exposure. It was concluded that sufficient no-effect findings from both the human and animal experiences now exist to confidently allay fears of an EMP worker exposure hazard, at least for within a 10-year observational time frame.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE