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ID Number 1487
Study Type Human / Provocation
Model VDU exposure to workers and analysis of melatonin and ACTH levels

Office workers (n = 47) were examined during regular work in front of a video display unit (VDU) vs. a day of leisure. The authors report a decrease in circulating melatonin and an increase in ACTH levels during work in the VDU environment, with no change during a day of leisure. The authors suggest mental strain might also contribute to changes in ACTH. The authors suggest the findings might be relevant to patients with electromagnetic sensitivity.

Findings Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator Karolinska Institute, Sweden -
Funding Agency Research Council, Sweden
Country SWEDEN
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