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Evaluation of the Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields in Computer Labs of Schools

Author(s): Isidor Kokalari | Theodhor Karaja

Journal: Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications
ISSN 1942-0730

Volume: 03;
Issue: 06;
Start page: 248;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Electromagnetic Field | Health Effects | Non-Ionizing Radiation | TCO Requirements | Video Display Unit

Personal computers, apart from being ubiquitous in our everyday activity, very often have been object of study for eventual negative health consequences. During the recent years, a great number of schools in Albania are equipped with lab rooms for teaching computer skills. This has motivated us to carry out a campaign of measuring the intensity of electric and magnetic fields is such places in the schools of Gjirokastra. This paper presents the results of such a study for the evaluation of the possible hazard related to the exposure to this “electro-smog” of the students and teachers. This is done by comparing the measured values of physical quantities with the respective limits and standards recom-mended by scientists and established by European directives such as 2004/40/CE and 1999/519/CE.
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