FEB - The Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive | 15 Feb  1995


Pressclip 950215: 
Continous VDT work a health hazard 

All who work with VDT more than for two hours per day should stand under medical surveillance, according to a group researchers from Bordeaux. The French researchers says that three specific health problems increases significantly after two hours VDT work a day. It does not matter whether the work at the VDT is continous or accumulated. The symptoms are 
  • Eye problems, accomodation, dryness, irritation. 
  • Neuropsychological, sleep problems. 
  • Ache in muscles and joints. 
There is no time-limits for computer work today in European regulations, just vague recommendations for regular health checks for those with intense computer work. But the health problems are, say the researchers, much bigger than previously thought. 
There are similar results from Sweden that shows that health problems are more common when working 4 hours or more per day with computer work. 
Written 950309 by Clas Tegenfeldt.