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NIOSH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Electromagnetic Fields

Sep 8, 2017

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Radiofrequency Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Experts of the  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have been involved in several research studies and have issues multiple statements in regards to electromagnetic radiation. Please see a list of resources below.

2016: Precautionary Strategies to Reduce Worker Exposures to Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Magnetic Fields, a Possible Carcinogen

by Joseph D. Bowman, PhD, of the Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch at the National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH)

Slide presentation to the Collaborative on Health and the Environment 

Dr. Joseph Bowman is a senior research chemist with NIOSH and is currently assessing occupational EMF exposures for the seven-country INTEROCC study of brain cancer. He is also developing NIOSH publications on strategies for managing workplace exposures to lower frequency EMF. Three of his 60 publications have received honorable mentions for NIOSH and CDC awards. Starting with a 1986 epidemiologic study of childhood leukemia risks from electric and magnetic fields in Los Angeles, he has focused on assessing exposure to EMF from power lines, cell phones, and other sources in workplaces and the environment. He received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1971 and was a Certified Industrial Hygienist from 1982 – 2011.

Managing the Health Risks from Workplace Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) St. Louis ASSE/AIHA Professional Development Professional Development Development Conference Conference March 7, 2016 Joseph D. Bowman, PhD Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Cincinnati, OH

Handout on Managing Health Risks from Workplace EMF -- JD Bowman-- St Louis PDC 2016
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