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Assessment of Occupational Health Hazards from Photocopying Machines

Abstract


An external background radiation study was carried out in Niger Delta University. The study was carried out on 20 different brand of photocopiers in 4 different locations, using a Digilert nuclear Radiation meter to capture the radiation level of these machines and a Geographical Positioning System (G.P.S) to capture Geographical coordinates of the machines’ locations. The analysis of the study reveals that 60% of the sampled photocopying machines’ external background radiation levels are above the standard radiation level of 0.013mR/hr. Indicating a high measure of radiation health hazard in the study location.


Keywords

Assessment, occupational health, health hazards, health, hazards, photocopiers, machines, environment

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