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Potential Health Hazards of Video Display Terminals, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco, California.


PB84241801

Publication Date 1980
Personal Author Murray, W. E.; Moss, C. E.; Parr, W. H.; Cox, C.; Smith, M. J.
Page Count 66
Abstract An industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Oakland Tribune (SIC-2711), Oakland, California, in November 1979 and January 1980. The evaluation was requested by representatives of newspaper union locals out of concern for potential health hazards associated with the use of video display terminals (VDT). Measurements were made of X-irradiation, radiofrequency, ultraviolet, and visible radiation at the terminals. Air samples were analyzed for carbon-monoxide (630080), formaldehyde (50000), hydrocarbons, and acetic-acid (64197). The authors conclude that the significance of the differences in health complaints between the VDT operators and comparisons cannot be assessed due to the small number of questionnaire responses.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Radiation hazards
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Acetic acid
  • Video display terminals
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 2711
  • CAS 630-08-0
  • CAS 50-00-0
  • CAS 64-19-7
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Supplemental Notes See also PB82-218447.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198426
Potential Health Hazards of Video Display Terminals, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco, California.
Potential Health Hazards of Video Display Terminals, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco, California.
PB84241801

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Radiation hazards
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Acetic acid
  • Video display terminals
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 2711
  • CAS 630-08-0
  • CAS 50-00-0
  • CAS 64-19-7
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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