Effects of exposure to very high frequency radiofrequency radiation on six antenna engineers in two separate incidents

Occup Med (Lond). 2000 Jan;50(1):49-56. doi: 10.1093/occmed/50.1.49.


Six men are likely to have been accidentally exposed to high levels of very high frequency (VHF) radiofrequency radiation (100 MHz) while working on transmission masts; four men in one incident and two in another. They experienced symptoms and signs which included headache, parasthesiae, diarrhoea, malaise and lassitude. The condition of four men, two men from each incident likely to have had the highest exposure, has shown no significant improvement. The first incident occurred in 1995 and the second in 1996.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Maintenance
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Occupational Diseases / physiopathology
  • Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
  • Radio Waves / adverse effects*
  • Risk Factors
  • Time Factors