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TitleElectromagnetic fields and environmental noise: human health impacts in Serzedelo, Guimarães (Portugal)
Author(s)Alves, J. A.
Silva, Lígia Torres
Remoaldo, Paula Cristina Almeida
KeywordsElectromagnetic fields
Environmental noise
Human health
Low frequency noise
Poles and powerlines
Issue dateNov-2014
PublisherAssociação Portuguesa de Riscos, Prevenção e Segurança (RISCOS)
CitationAlves J. A., Silva L. T., Remoaldo P. C. Electromagnetic fields and environmental noise: human health impacts in Serzedelo, Guimarães (Portugal), III Congresso Internacional I Simpósio Ibero-Americano VIII Encontro Nacional de Riscos, pp. 241-555, doi:10.14195/978-989-96253-3-4_95, 2014
Abstract(s)The present paper investigates the risks that arise from exposure to noise from powerpoles and powerlines in Serzedelo, in the municipality of Guimarães, in Portugal. This research focused on four guiding questions: Can powerlines cause noise? Do powerlines cause discomfort? Do powerlines cause discomfort due to noise? And can powerlines effect human health? Two groups were the basis of the study: people that were exposed to electromagnetic waves and people that were not. the research pointed to the harmful influence of the presence of powerlines and high-voltage masts in residential areas and the damage to the cells in the human body. This type of environmental noise, which has the spectral content of a low frequency, typically tonal noise and a very high speed of propagation, is a complex source to explain in terms of the health profiles of the human population living in Serzedelo, located in an area that is densely occupied by high voltage powerlines and powerpole.
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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