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Biomagnetic effects: a consideration in fusion reactor development.
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PMID:  598345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fusion reactors will utilize powerful magnetic fields for the confinement and heating of plasma and for the diversion of impurities. Large dipole fields generated by the plasma current and the divertor and transformer coils will radiate outward for several hundred meters, resulting in magnetic fields up to 450 gauss in working areas. Since occupational personnel could be exposed to substantial magnetic fields in a fusion power plant, an attempt has been made to assess the possible biological and health consequences of such exposure, using the existing literature. The available data indicate that magnetic fields can interact with biological material to produce effects, although the reported effects are usually small in magnitude and often unconfirmed. The existing data base is judged to be totally inadequate for assessment of potential health and environmental consequences of magnetic fields and for the establishment of appropriate standards. Requisite studies to provide an adequate data base are outlined.
D D Mahlum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental health perspectives     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0091-6765     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Health Perspect.     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-10     Completed Date:  1978-03-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330411     Medline TA:  Environ Health Perspect     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal
Environmental Exposure
Occupational Medicine
Power Plants*
Radiation Effects

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Environ Health Perspect
ISSN: 0091-6765
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Print publication date: Month: 10 Year: 1977
Volume: 20First Page: 131 Last Page: 140
ID: 1637347
PubMed Id: 598345

Biomagnetic effects: a consideration in fusion reactor development.
D D Mahlum

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