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OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE – PERFORMANCE COFACTOR IN POWER ENGINEERING. BIOCHEMICAL RESPONSE TO EXPOSURE TO EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD


CULEA CĂTĂLINA MIHAELA 1, CULEA GEORGE 1
1. University “Vasile Alecsandri” of Bacău, Calea Mărăşeşti 156, Bacău, 600115, Romania

Issue:

PLUMEE, Number 1, Volume VI

Section:

Issue No.1 - Volume 6 (2016)

Abstract:

Various adverse health effects associated with extremely low frequency electromagnetic field work have been documented in occupational medicine. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of ELF-EMF pollution upon work-environment of electronic equipment repairers. It was evaluated oxidative stress and melatonin hormone levels. In order to study the prevalence of sleep insufficiency and inflammatory markers among electronic equipment repairers exposed to EMF. The electronic equipment repairers are at the highest risk of oxidative stress and an increase in inflammatory markers following sleep insufficiency, which could be explained by lower plasma melatonin levels and higher MDA levels, but not significant changes in monocyte count. Health education about the hazards of ELF-EMF, shortening of exposure time per day, and melatonin supplements could ameliorate the oxidative effect of EMF on exposed workers.

Keywords: occupational health, ELF-EMF, oxidative stress, inflammatory markers.

Keywords:

occupational health, ELF-EMF, oxidative stress, inflammatory markers.

Code [ID]:

PLUMEE201601V06S01A0004 [0004483]

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