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1649 Electromagnetic fields: occupational exposure and prevention in workers. an update
  1. Fabriziomaria Gobba
  1. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy


Aim of special session Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) are virtually ubiquitous, and the large part/almost all workers are virtually exposed. Consequently, an adequate prevention of the occupational risk related to EMFs exposure is important, as recognised by authoritative Institutions as ILO and WHO. In Europe a specific Directive, the 2013/35/EU, recently implemented in European Countries, introduced occupational limits, and the legal requirement of health surveillance of EMF exposed workers. Aim of this Special Session is to give an update on activities currently ongoing for the prevention of the occupational EMF risk, and on the problems of the ‘workers at particular risk’ and of health surveillance of exposed workers.

Shengli Niu1, Leena Korpinen2, Carlo Grandi3, Fabriziomaria Gobba4

1International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland

2Clinical Physiology and Neurophysiology Unit, The North Karelia Central Hospital, Joensuu, Finland

3INAIL – Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene, Monte Porzio Catone (ROMA), Italy

4University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

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