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Título Artificial Tanning Sunbeds: risk and guidance
Resumo This is a practical guide, prepared by Craig Sinclair, World Health Organization (WHO), intended for government health authorities, to assist them in the development of public health policy in relation to sunbeds. In general, sunbeds predominantly emit UVA radiation, which is thought to be the least damaging of the UV radiation spectrum. However in recent years, sunbeds have been manufactured that produce higher levels of UVB to mimic the solar spectrum and speed the tanning process. Overexposure to UV radiation from the sun and artificial sources is of considerable public health concern. UV radiation plays an important role in the development of skin cancer, cataracts, and other eye conditions, and suppresses the immune system. Cumulative UV radiation also results in premature skin ageing. Estimates from the WHO show that sun exposure may have been a key contributor to the development of cataracts in up to 20% of people who have cataracts. While WHO does not recommend the use of UV tanning devices for cosmetic purposes, it is recognized that sunbeds continue to be available to the public. For this reason there is a need for guidance to reduce the risks associated with their use.
Fonte World Health Organization (WHO)
Origem Internacional
Autor/Editor Craig Sinclair, World Health Organization (WHO)
Disponibilidade Disponível online
Link Documento PDF
Referência
Data janeiro 2003
Título Biological and Health Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields from Video Display Terminals
Resumo Video display terminals (VDTs) are commonly used for information display together with a computer and keyboard. Questions have been raised about adverse health effects associated with the electric and magnetic fields found near the cathode ray tube (CRT) used in a VDT. Television receivers also use CRTs in a similar fashion but concerns about health effects have centered on the VDT, perhaps because it is usually used in closer proximity. Neither laboratory nor epidemiological research has shown convincing evidence that the electromagnetic fields emanating from VDTs adversely affected the health of VDT operators. Studies of effects on pregnant women using VDTs have failed to establish a link between VDT fields and miscarriages or birth defects. However, not all research issues have been settled and it will be valuable for research to continue until it is possible to come to a still firmer conclusion. This paper addresses health issues related to the electric and magnetic fields of VDTs. It was developed by the Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR ) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE ), and represents the considered judgment of an international group with expertise in the subject area. It updates an earlier statement on this topic that was issued in August 1990.
Fonte Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR)
Origem Estados Unidos da América
Autor/Editor IEEE - COMAR
Disponibilidade Disponível online
Link Disponível online
Referência
Data janeiro 1997
Título Broadcast Towers and Health
Resumo The Committee on Electromagnetic Energy Public Health Issues, includes representatives from the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, ARPANSA, the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The information in the EME series fact sheets has been prepared to help explain the current thinking on mobile phone communications and health, and is based on substantiated scientific research.
Fonte Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
Origem Austrália
Autor/Editor ARPANSA
Disponibilidade Disponível online
Link Documento PDF
Referência ARPANSA Fact Sheet – Broadcast Towers and Health
Data março 2015
Título Effects of EMF on the Environment
Resumo This information sheet summarizes the current scientific understanding on the effects of exposure to EMF fields on the living environment, across the electromagnetic spectrum in the frequency range 0-300 GHz. This range covers all frequencies that are emitted into the environment through use of EMF technology. Recommendations are also given for further research to fill gaps in knowledge needed to better assess EMF environmental impacts.
Fonte World Health Organization (WHO)
Origem Internacional
Autor/Editor World Health Organization (WHO)
Disponibilidade Disponível online
Link Documento PDF
Referência
Data fevereiro 2005
Título Electric and Magnetic Fields Associated With the Use of Electric Power, Questions and Answers
Resumo Electricity powers our appliances, office equipment, and countless other devices that we use to make life safer, easier, and more interesting. Use of electric power is something we take for granted. However, some have wondered whether the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced through the generation, transmission, and use of electric power power-frequency EMF, 50 or 60 hertz (Hz)? might adversely affect our health. Numerous research studies and scientific reviews have been conducted to address this question.EMF exposures are complex and exist in the home and workplace as a result of all types of electrical equipment and building wiring as well as a result of nearby power lines. This booklet explains the basic principles of electric and magnetic fields, provides an overview of the results of major research studies, and summarizes conclusions of the expert review panels to help you reach your own conclusions about EMF-related health concerns.
Fonte National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) EMF Research and Public Information Dissemination Program (EMF-RAPID)
Origem Estados Unidos da América
Autor/Editor EMF-RADIP
Disponibilidade Disponível online
Link niehs.nih.gov
Referência
Data junho 2002

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