Occupational safety: Effects of workplace radiofrequencies on hearing function


Oktay M., Dasdag S., Akdere M., Cureoglu S., Cebe M., Yazicioglu M., ...More

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.35, pp.517-521, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2004.11.011
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-521
  • Keywords: occupational safety, radio frequencies (RF), radio broadcasting, brainstem evoked response audiometer (BERA), pure tone audiometry (PTA), hearing loss, MICROWAVE, ENERGY

Abstract

Background. The effects of radio frequency (RF) and microwave radiation on humans have been the subject of continuous investigation. Clinical investigations related to occupational RF/microwave exposure have been reported by investigators (1). Since one of the major groups occupationally exposed to RF and microwave radiation includes those working, in radio broadcasting and TV transmitter stations. this study investigates whether RF affects auditory systems of people exposed to RF.