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Re: Exposure from CRTs



This report was succinct and beautifully done - their conclusions seem
worth being easily available to all. Richard Smart furnished website for
complete report as:
                 www.health.gov.au/arl/is_vdtrd.htm
 
Regards, Maury Siskel         maury@webtexas.com

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 Radiation Emissions from Video Display Terminals

 Contents

    * Introduction
         o Radiation and the VDT
    * Alleged Health Effects
         o Eye problems
         o Skin disorders
         o Adverse pregnancy outcomes
    * Summary of ARL Measurements
    * Conclusion

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 Conclusion

 The electromagnetic radiation emissions from VDTs that were measured by
ARL are alleged to be responsible for adverse health effects among VDT
operators. These allegations are not supported by either animal studies
or reliable epidemiological studies. Furthermore, the emission levels
from VDTs used in Australia are less (and, in most cases, very much
less) than the relevant recommended exposure limit. It is therefore
concluded that these emissions are not a hazard to the health of VDT
operators or to the foetuses of pregnant operators.

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