St. Michael's Hospital

Problems had been experienced with using computers in an office and, to a somewhat lesser degree, in an adjacent reception area. Media reports about a possible connection between 60 Hz electric and magnetic fields and leukaemia coupled with some recent medical problems experienced by the two occupants of the affected offices led to concerns being expressed about the magnetic field levels in the area particularly since it was situated directly above an electrical equipment room on the floor below.

RHSC carried out measurements in the office, in the reception area and the electrical equipment room and reported the results discussing the significance of the observed levels comparing them to levels in other occupational, commercial and residential environments.

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