Effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields on hematologic and immunologic parameters in welders


Dasdag S. , Sert C., Akdag Z., Batun S.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.33, pp.29-32, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0188-4409(01)00337-x
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-32
  • Keywords: magnetic fields, welding processes, hematology, immunology, MAGNETIC-FIELDS, ELECTRICAL WORKERS, BRAIN CANCER, YOUNG MEN, EXPOSURE, RISK, MORTALITY, LEUKEMIA, CHILDREN, RATS

Abstract

Background. Electric are welding is known to cause considerable exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields. Although some studies of exposure to magnetic fields and epidemiologic studies have included groups of welders, typically little information is available concerning the hematologic and immunologic effects of ELF electromagnetic fields on welders. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to investigate whether or not extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF EMF) emitted from electric arc welding affect sonic hematologic and immunologic parameters of welders.