Monitoring of people and workers exposure to the electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields in an Italian national cancer Institute

Anna Maria Di Nallo, Lidia Strigari, Claudia Giliberti, Angelico Bedini, Raffaele Palomba, Marcello Benassi

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Abstract

Background. The paper reports the electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (emf) measurements carried out in the Regina Elena National Cancer Institute (NCI). Several devices, used in diagnostics and in medical cures, can represent sources of emf for the workers and for the public subjected to the treatments. The aim is to evaluate their exposition, in order to assess the compliance with the law. Methods. The investigations have been carried out in the departments of: intensive care, physiotherapy, MR presstherapy and in the surgical rooms. The measurements have been performed using broad band probes in the frequency ranges 5 Hz÷30 kHz and 100 kHz-3 GHz. Results. The variability of the magnetic induction (B(μT)) levels is between 0,05 μT and 80 μT. The statistical distribution shows that most of the measurements are in the range 0,05

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)

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