Variations in occupational exposure to magnetic fields among welders in Malaysia

Ah Keow Man, Shahidan Radiman

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Abstract

This study attempted to estimate the lifelong magnetic field (MF) exposures of a particular group of welders. Exposure was quantified via measurements, observations and interviews. It was found that these welders face a vast range of lifelong MF exposures depending on the welding processes and duration of the welding tasks performed. This may explain the inconsistency in the results of studies of MF exposures on human health. The mere assessing of the MF exposure levels through spot measurements does not give an overall picture of the total amount of exposure received by the welders as some of these workers performed the welding task throughout the day, whereas others performed this as a part of their job. The exposure to various chemicals in the fume may complicate the interpretation of the elevated health risk among the welders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-448
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume128
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

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Variations in occupational exposure to magnetic fields among welders in Malaysia. / Man, Ah Keow; Radiman, Shahidan.

In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 128, No. 4, 03.2008, p. 444-448.

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Man, Ah Keow ; Radiman, Shahidan. / Variations in occupational exposure to magnetic fields among welders in Malaysia. In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2008 ; Vol. 128, No. 4. pp. 444-448.
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