Accession Number:

ADA275211

Title:

Alleged Health Effects of Electric or Magnetic Fields: Additional Misconceptions in the Literature

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Jan-31 Mar 1992

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Residential or occupational exposures to electromagnetic fields have been reported to be associated with health problems, particularly cancer and reproductive mishaps. Misconceptions about these alleged effects continue to be published in the medical and scientific literature. Invalid statements relating to these effects are challenged in this paper. Case reports and studies dealing with exposures to video display terminals, magnetic resonance imaging, microwaves from television transmitter facilities, ceiling cable electric heat, electromagnetic pulse, power lines, traffic radar units, and other occupational exposures are analyzed. Microwaves, Electromagnetic fields, Cancer, Fetal loss.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE