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MENTAL HEALTH STATUS OF EMPLOYEES IN SUBSTATIONS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AT EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY IN TEHRAN

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Author(s): A. R. Zahiroddin, A. R. Shafiee Kandjani, N. Mahdavi Hezaveh

Journal: Iranian Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering
ISSN 1735-1979

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 217;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Mental health | electromagnetic fields at extremely low frequency | high voltage centers | SCL-90-R test

ABSTRACT
With regard to the relationship between exposure to electromagnetic fields and development of potential biological system impairments and increasing number of these fields, the current research was conducted in 2004 on 101 employees of high voltage centers to determine the role of working in these fields on mental health. One hundred and one employees were exposed to electromagnetic field at 50 Hz found from 230 kV current.We used SCL-90-R test and compared the subjects with the control group.Data analysis showed that the mean scores of the case group in Global Severity Index and Positive Symptom Total with significant difference were higher than that of the control group (P
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