Survey on the Personal Magnetic Field Exposure of Sample Koreans from Living Environment

생활환경에서의 표본 한국인의 개인자계 노출량 조사

  • 주문노 (한국전기연구원 전력연구단) ;
  • 양광호 (한국전기연구원 전력연구단) ;
  • 명성호 (한국전기연구원 전력연구단)
  • Published : 2004.02.01

Abstract

The objective of this survey is to characterize personal magnetic field exposure of the general population in Korea. Participants for the survey on magnetic field exposure were selected randomly in some occupations. Those wore the magnetic field meter for about 25∼28 hours and the measured data were stored in the meter. In this first step survey, the number of participant is 244 and for the second step, about 400 participants will be surveyed in the near future. The statistics of the 24-hour exposure data are the major concern of this survey. However the survey provided the opportunity to analyze exposures corresponding to different types of activities. It was analyzed by separating periods of time corresponding to the following activities: entire 24-hour period, in bed, at work and by occupation. Therefore the database will be able to be established to analyze the status of personal magnetic field exposure and safety.

Keywords

EMF;Personal Magnetic Field;Exposure;Time-Activity

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