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Health Aspects of Electric and Magnetic Fields from VDTs

  • Kjell Hansson Mild
  • Monica Sandström
Part of the Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems book series (AEFL, volume 1)

Abstract

Over the past decade the use of computers has grown rapidly and today it is almost impossible to find an office workplace without computers and computer screens. The screens are often termed video display terminals (VDTs) and they form the visual link between the computer and the user. In North America the estimated number of units in use is well over 30 millions [Kavet and Tell, 1991], and in Sweden with a population of about 9 millions the estimated number of VDTs is over 2 millions. Many of the VDT workers also tend to daily spend long time in front of the screen. Stenberg et al.[1991,1993] found that among Swedish office workers about 30% of both men and women used the screen between 1–4 h/day and almost 20% used it more than 4 h/day.

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Magnetic Field Spontaneous Abortion Electrostatic Field Pulse Magnetic Field Refresh Rate 
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  • Kjell Hansson Mild
    • 1
  • Monica Sandström
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Occupational MedicineNational Institute of Occupational HealthUmeåSweden

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