ABSTRACT

Health Hazard Evaluation Report 96-0113-2644; United States Marshals Service Washington, D.C.   [open pdf - 455KB]

"During the last six months of 1996, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted an evaluation of United States Marshals Service (USMS) employees' exposures to electromagnetic fields (EMF) while operating walk-through and hand-held metal detectors at various United States courthouses. These evaluations were performed in response to a USMS management request, which NIOSH received on March 14, 1996, to evaluate occupational exposure to EMF generated by metal detectors used in security screening procedures. No medically confirmed reports of health effects were cited in the request. The results of measurements performed on 52 different walk-through metal detectors indicate that USMS personnel who work in the close proximity to these units, under normal operating conditions, are not exposed to magnetic field levels in the sub-radiofrequency regions in excess of occupational guidelines promulgated by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). All measurements made on hand-held metal detectors were also below the same occupational guidelines."

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HETA # 96-0113-2644; Health Hazard Evaluation Report Number 96-0113-2644
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1997-07
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Public Domain
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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