[LINK] Effects of 50 Hz radiation exposure
dlochrin at d2.net.au
Tue Dec 23 11:49:25 EST 2008
I rediscovered this report when cleaning up my bookmarks. It's a little off-topic, but Dr. Bruce Hocking has been mentioned here a number of times in connection with the health effects of microwave radiation.
Linkers interested in the subject might like to read his letter to the Editor of "Occupational Medicine", Vol. 54 No. 6 (Copyright "Society of Occupational Medicine" 2004), and published at http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/54/6/435.pdf
The introductory paragraphs read:
The health effects of electromagnetic fields are controversial. A case of the onset of thyroiditis and inflammatory bowel disease subsequent to prolonged, intense exposure to 50Hz magnetic fields is presented.
In 1989, the female patient, then aged 46 years, became manager of a shopping centre and occupied the same office for 7 years. Around 1995, a computer was installed near her office and showed extensive flicker on the screen. In November 1996, a survey of electromagnetic fields was conducted using an Emdex II magnetic field meter. It was found that her office was situated immediately above the 50 Hz (22 kV) substation for the shopping centre and three busbars carrying high current were situated below the floor of her office. The magnetic field from the substation was found to be 1000–1400 mG at 0.5 m above the floor where her chair was placed, and up to 3400 mG at floor level (the field was not measured at her neck height when sitting, but is estimated to have been ~600 mG). The Australian public exposure limit is 1000 mG . Thus, her pelvic contents were overexposed daily at work for 7 years. When first seen (by me) in 1997, she reported that since around 1990 she had intermittent weekly episodes of pain in the right iliac fossa, resulting in [...]
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